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Nursing Schools in Virginia

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

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 11th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 637
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 191
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 191
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 191
Post-Master’s Certificate 21
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 13.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 63.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.3%
  • Other Races: 14.7%
Nursing Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Virginia

There are 79,610 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Virginia

Nursing grads earn an average of $89,870 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Virginia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

206 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg
164 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

39% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.49 years. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $27,883.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $20,281. Of all the students who attend this school, 59% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $50,300 a year.

99 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.90%. Graduates earn an average $35,500 after graduation. 95% of the teachers are full time.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.10%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,900 a year.

#6

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

In their early career, JMU grads earn an average salary of $44,400. The full-time teacher rate is 80%. 63% of students get financical aid.

#7

Shenandoah University

Winchester
28 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,817 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.10% which is lower than average. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,300 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

#8

Marymount University

Arlington
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,418 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 98% get financial aid. The full-time teacher rate is 47%. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,933.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
1,444 Total Students

The 3.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 9 to 1.

#10

Bluefield College

Bluefield
17 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
1,156 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $35,200 a year.

Nursing Careers in VA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 44% $102,480
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,540
Medical and Health Services Managers 24% $104,010
Nurse Anesthetists 21% $187,640
Registered Nurses 14% $68,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Mental & Social Health Services 1,533
Osteopathic Medicine 633
Rehabilitation Professions 626
Public Health 596
Medicine 539
Allied Health Professions 493
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 373
Health/Medical Admin Services 217

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