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Doctor’s Degrees in Family Practice Nurse/Nursing

553 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 70 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in family practice nursing. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 26% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.3% of family practice nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Family Practice Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 553 students earned their doctor's degree in family practice nursing. This makes it the 5th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 13,773
Graduate Certificate 1,108
Doctor’s Degree 553
Bachelor’s Degree 80
Undergraduate Certificate 18
Basic Certificate 4

Earnings of Family Practice Nursing Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for family practice nursing majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for family practice nursing majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in family practice nursing. About 88.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 63
Women 490
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Family Practice Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of family practice nursing doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 78
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 386
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 36
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Family Practice Nursing Doctor's Degree Students

There are 70 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in family practice nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

86 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Tennessee - Health Science Center tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,390 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,099 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from UTHSC. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
28 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is South Dakota State University. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,697 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,083 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from South Dakota State. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#3

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
26 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Creighton University. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,630 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,128 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 doctor's degrees were handed out to family practice nursing majors at Creighton. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#4

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota
25 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mary comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,740 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degrees were handed out to family practice nursing majors at UMary. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#5

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Montana State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from MSU Bozeman. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clarke University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in family practice nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,400 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 doctor's degrees were handed out to family practice nursing majors at Clarke. Of these students, 100% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Tennessee State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

The family practice nursing program at East Tennessee State University awarded 20 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
19 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loyola University New Orleans comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,724 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 doctor's degrees were handed out to family practice nursing majors at Loyola New Orleans. About 100% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from RMUoHP. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 59% were women.

#10

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women

Robert Morris University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. The family practice nursing program at Robert Morris University awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#10

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University at Buffalo. Each year, around 31,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to family practice nursing majors at University at Buffalo. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

16 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from North Dakota State University. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#10

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valparaiso University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

The family practice nursing program at Valparaiso University awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas
14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of the Incarnate Word. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,280 per year.

The family practice nursing program at University of the Incarnate Word awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#14

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
14 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northern Michigan University. Roughly 7,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,758 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,072 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from Northern Michigan University.

#16

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maryville University of Saint Louis comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from Maryville U. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#16

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
13 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loma Linda University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

The family practice nursing program at Loma Linda University awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#18

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for family practice nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Pace University - New York. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from Pace University. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#18

Brandman University

Irvine, California
12 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brandman University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in family practice nursing. Each year, around 10,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 doctor's degrees were handed out to family practice nursing majors at Brandman. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#20

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma City University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in family practice nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,094 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,620 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their doctor's degree in family practice nursing from OCU. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to family practice nursing that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Practice 4,735
Registered Nursing 1,045
Nursing Science 868
Nurse Anesthetist 567
Nursing Administration 341

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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