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Nursing Schools in Washington

658 students earned Nursing degrees in Washington in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major in the state out of a total 202 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 358
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 247
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 247
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 247
Post-Master’s Certificate 53
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 53

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 9.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 64.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 15.5%
Nursing Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Washington

There are 68,580 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Washington

Nursing grads earn an average of $102,670 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 8 colleges in Washington that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 8 below:

217 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,537 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $47,100 a year. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,545. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,576 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.26 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,001. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 61% of students receive it.

111 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,607 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.10%. 90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 79% are considered full time.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,199 Total Students

97% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. In their early career, Seattle U grads earn an average salary of $44,400. This private school has an average net price of $34,947.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,062 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.20 years. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at PLU will pay a net price of $23,821.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,913 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 65%. It takes the average student 4.45 years to graduate. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

15 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,329 Total Students

The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at UW Tacoma. Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,529 Total Students

The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.25 years to complete their degree at SPU.

Nursing Careers in WA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $116,350
Nurse Midwives 25% $101,800
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $107,270
Registered Nurses 21% $79,920
Nurse Anesthetists 19% $186,000
Nursing Instructors and Professors 18% $70,190

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 278
Medicine 253
Rehabilitation Professions 245
Public Health 234
Alternative Medicine & Systems 209
Mental & Social Health Services 172
Osteopathic Medicine 136
Veterinary Medicine 126

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