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Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

In 2018-2019, 2,738 students earned their Nursing degrees in PA.

A Nursing major is the 2nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 2,156
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 451
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 451
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 451
Post-Master’s Certificate 131
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 131

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.4%
  • Black or African American: 10.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.7%
  • White: 70.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.8%
  • Other Races: 7.7%
Nursing Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Pennsylvania

In this state, there are 178,240 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $96,710, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 44 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Drexel University

Philadelphia
443 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Drexel grads earn an average salary of $53,400.

343 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
25,860 Total Students

6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, UPenn grads earn an average salary of $71,600. 58% of students get financical aid.

#3

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre
256 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
5,132 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 42%. This private institution charges an average net price of $26,563. Graduates earn an average $41,400 after graduation.

227 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,786 Total Students

In their early career, Thomas Jefferson University grads earn an average salary of $69,000. The student loan default rate of 3.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

Carlow University

Pittsburgh
112 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
2,076 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 7.90% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $19,725.

#6

Chatham University

Pittsburgh
99 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
2,336 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The 3.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

90 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
28,673 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,500 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 76% are considered full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.40%.

#8

Villanova University

Villanova
83 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
11,030 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.05 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 1.40% which is lower than average. 64% of students get financical aid.

#9

La Salle University

Philadelphia
77 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,191 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $24,590. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.13 years to graduate.

#10

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
73 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,089 Total Students

In their early career, Holy Family grads earn an average salary of $40,400. It takes the average student 4.18 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

Nursing Careers in PA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $97,130
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $75,650
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $87,790
Nurse Midwives 17% $97,450
Registered Nurses 13% $69,170
Nurse Anesthetists 9% $162,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Rehabilitation Professions 2,105
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 1,259
Allied Health Professions 1,241
Medicine 1,221
Osteopathic Medicine 926
Health/Medical Admin Services 891
Public Health 749
Communication Sciences 576

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