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Nursing Schools in Rhode Island

In 2018-2019, 87 students earned their Nursing degrees in RI.

A Nursing major is the 13th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Rhode Island

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 69
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 15
Post-Master’s Certificate 3
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 3

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in RI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Rhode Island is as follows:

  • Asian: 4.6%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.4%
  • White: 77.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 11.5%
Nursing Majors in RI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Rhode Island

15,300 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. RI

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Rhode Island

Nursing grads earn an average of $107,700 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in Rhode Island that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
17,465 Total Students

67% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $39,400 after graduation. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.40%.


Rhode Island College

36 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
7,523 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,523. 90% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.77 years to graduate.

7 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
2,771 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 93% are considered full time. 99% of students get financical aid. The average student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree at Salve Regina.

Nursing Careers in RI

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title RI Job Growth RI Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 21% $73,910
Nurse Practitioners 17% $112,620
Medical and Health Services Managers 11% $112,490
Registered Nurses 7% $77,650
Nurse Midwives 0% $109,550

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

Major Annual Graduates in RI
Public Health 133
Medicine 128
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 125
Rehabilitation Professions 79
Allied Health Professions 75
Mental & Social Health Services 46
Health/Medical Admin Services 35
Dietetics & Nutrition Services 35

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