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Nursing Schools in North Dakota

198 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 115 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in North Dakota

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 144
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 53
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 53
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 53
Post-Master’s Certificate 1
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 1

Gender Distribution

In North Dakota, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in ND Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in North Dakota is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 4.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%
  • White: 81.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.5%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Nursing Majors in ND Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in North Dakota

There are 10,520 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. ND

Wages for Nursing Jobs in North Dakota

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $106,200, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 4 colleges in North Dakota that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 4 below:

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
13,581 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. The full-time teacher rate is 90%.


University of Mary

78 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
3,779 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
13,173 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.62 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 96%. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
653 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.67 years. In their early career, Rasmussen University - North Dakota grads earn an average salary of $27,500. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Nursing Careers in ND

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title ND Job Growth ND Median Salary
Nurse Midwives 100% $0
Nurse Practitioners 36% $105,030
Medical and Health Services Managers 22% $99,770
Nursing Instructors and Professors 22% $68,990
Registered Nurses 20% $63,870
Nurse Anesthetists 17% $190,880

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in ND
Rehabilitation Professions 246
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 77
Medicine 70
Communication Sciences 54
Allied Health Professions 49
Public Health 30
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9

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