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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
11,605 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
2,140 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
6,374 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,300 after graduation. An average student at CUW will pay a net price of $23,889. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.00%.

79 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 65%.

#5

Alverno College

Milwaukee
64 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
1,851 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
16,410 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
43,463 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $45,000 after graduation. Most students complete their degree in 4.37 years. The student loan default rate is 1.30% which is lower than average.

#8

Marian University

Fond Du Lac
34 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,819 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
11,604 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
477 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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