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Nursing Schools in Texas

3,876 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Texas

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 3,221
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 427
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 427
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 427
Post-Master’s Certificate 228
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 228

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.3%
  • Black or African American: 15.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 19.4%
  • White: 50.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 5.1%
Nursing Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Texas

There are 262,420 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Texas

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $85,900, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 42 colleges in Texas that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,234 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
48,635 Total Students

A typical student attending UT Arlington will pay a net price of $12,410. 91% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

391 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,317 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $66,200 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 57% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 0.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

280 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
15,886 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $40,400 a year. The student loan default rate is 6.60% which is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.58 years.

271 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
25,177 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 88% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 70%. A typical student attending UTEP will pay a net price of $9,032.

246 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,294 Total Students

6 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 97% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 0.80% which is lower than average.

195 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,354 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $68,800 after graduation. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 96% are considered full time.

141 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
9,617 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. 82% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.70%.

125 Degrees in Major Awarded
36% Graduation Rate
2,276 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. The student loan default rate is 6.00% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

113 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
29,113 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.40% which is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 84% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

107 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
11,452 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 71%. It takes the average student 4.63 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,253.

Nursing Careers in TX

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 44% $108,660
Medical and Health Services Managers 30% $95,590
Nursing Instructors and Professors 29% $68,620
Nurse Anesthetists 26% $159,670
Registered Nurses 24% $72,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Medicine 1,511
Rehabilitation Professions 1,218
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 912
Health/Medical Admin Services 808
Communication Sciences 669
Mental & Social Health Services 668
Allied Health Professions 635
Public Health 476

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