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Master’s Degrees in Critical Care Nursing

518 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in critical care nursing. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 36% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of critical care nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Critical Care Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 518 students earned their master's degree in critical care nursing. This makes it the 10th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in critical care nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 518
Graduate Certificate 115
Doctor’s Degree 10

Earnings of Critical Care Nursing Majors With Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for critical care nursing majors with their master's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for critical care nursing students who are master's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in critical care nursing. About 83.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 88
Women 430
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Critical Care Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of critical care nursing master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 82
White 300
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 39
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Critical Care Nursing Master's Degree Students

There are 21 colleges that offer a master’s degree in critical care nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
185 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for critical care nursing students seekinga master's degree is Grand Canyon University. Each year, around 96,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

The critical care nursing program at Grand Canyon University awarded 185 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#2

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
66 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for critical care nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Maryville University of Saint Louis. Roughly 10,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,346 per year.

The critical care nursing program at Maryville University of Saint Louis awarded 66 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

New York University

New York, New York
51 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from NYU. Of these students, 90% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
50 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vanderbilt University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from Vanderbilt. Of these students, 86% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Universidad Metropolitana

San Juan, Puerto Rico
30 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for critical care nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Universidad Metropolitana. Each year, around 10,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 master's degrees were handed out to critical care nursing majors at UMET. About 67% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Barry University

Miami, Florida
27 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Barry University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,700 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,820 per year.

The critical care nursing program at Barry University awarded 27 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 96% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#7

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in critical care nursing. Each year, around 35,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,288 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,737 per year.

The critical care nursing program at University of South Carolina - Columbia awarded 23 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon Health & Science University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,412 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 master's degrees were handed out to critical care nursing majors at OHSU. About 83% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for critical care nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Seton Hall University. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from Seton Hall. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for critical care nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Case Western Reserve University. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,524 per year.

The critical care nursing program at Case Western Reserve University awarded 11 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 55% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Loyola University Chicago is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,105 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,594 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from Loyola Chicago.

#12

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Rochester is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 master's degrees were handed out to critical care nursing majors at University of Rochester.

#12

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

Southern Adventist University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in critical care nursing. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from Southern Adventist.

#12

DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeSales University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in critical care nursing. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,520 per year.

The critical care nursing program at DeSales University awarded 7 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,440 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#16

Allen College

Waterloo, Iowa
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Allen College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,040 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their master's degree in critical care nursing from Allen College.

#17

Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, Ohio
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ursuline College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,132 per year.

The critical care nursing program at Ursuline College awarded 5 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Youngstown State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,705 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,058 per year.

The critical care nursing program at Youngstown State University awarded 2 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Winona State University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in critical care nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,598 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,488 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 master's degrees were handed out to critical care nursing majors at Winona State.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to critical care nursing that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 17,491
Family Practice Nursing 13,773
Nursing Administration 7,493
Nursing Research & Other 1,922
Nursing Science 1,652

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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