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Nursing Schools in Tennessee

In 2018-2019, 1,556 students earned their Nursing degrees in TN.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,239
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 242
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 242
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 242
Post-Master’s Certificate 75
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 75

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Black or African American: 8.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.0%
  • White: 81.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 3.7%
Nursing Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Tennessee

In this state, there are 80,860 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $85,040, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 21 colleges in Tennessee that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

448 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.

139 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. 97% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.65 years.

#3

King University

Bristol
96 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,968 Total Students

88% of students get financical aid. In their early career, King grads earn an average salary of $40,400. The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at King.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,252 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 64%.

83 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
4,867 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,800 a year. 99% of students get financical aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.31 years.

#6

Union University

Jackson
79 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
3,172 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 59%. 100% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

74 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,685 Total Students

The average student takes 4.74 years to complete their degree at UofM. 68% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,048.

70 Degrees in Major Awarded
262 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

69 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,834 Total Students

The 4.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.74 years to complete their degree at Southern Adventist. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

68 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,142. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Nursing Careers in TN

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 40% $96,440
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,660
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $89,050
Nurse Midwives 25% $86,790
Registered Nurses 19% $60,120
Nurse Anesthetists 19% $150,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 518
Rehabilitation Professions 479
Medicine 422
Allied Health Professions 313
Osteopathic Medicine 242
Public Health 223
Communication Sciences 222
Veterinary Medicine 185

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