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Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

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

In this state, Nursing is the 3rd most popular major out of a total 185 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 463
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 177
Post-Master’s Certificate 105
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 105

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 3.5%
  • Black or African American: 8.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.6%
  • White: 72.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.2%
  • Other Races: 10.1%
Nursing Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Wisconsin

There are 70,020 people in the state and 3,609,760 people in the nation working in nursing jobs.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Wisconsin

Nursing grads earn an average of $106,790 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 19 colleges in Wisconsin that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Marquette University

Milwaukee
192 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
11,819 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. The 2.00% student loan default rate is lower than average.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
2,174 Total Students

10% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $27,900 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

85 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
5,777 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,889. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
25,731 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $36,300 a year. The average student takes 4.86 years to complete their degree at UWM. The student loan default rate of 8.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

#5

Alverno College

Milwaukee
64 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
1,744 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private school has an average net price of $17,022. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
15,521 Total Students

22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 64% of the teachers are full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,695.

40 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
44,257 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,219. Most students complete their degree in 4.37 years. The full-time teacher rate is 82%.

#8

Marian University

Fond Du Lac
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,656 Total Students

In their early career, Marian grads earn an average salary of $39,900. The full-time teacher rate is 92%. It takes the average student 4.42 years to graduate.

24 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,255 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,673. The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at UW - Eau Claire. The 7.50% student loan default rate is lower than average.

#10

Bellin College

Green Bay
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
649 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $55,600 a year. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,309. The student loan default rate of 1.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

Nursing Careers in WI

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 27% $106,160
Nursing Instructors and Professors 19% $78,270
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $98,600
Nurse Anesthetists 12% $194,750
Registered Nurses 8% $70,150

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Rehabilitation Professions 656
Medicine 486
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 267
Communication Sciences 229
Allied Health Professions 228
Public Health 163
Mental & Social Health Services 125
Dentistry 96

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