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Doctor’s Degrees in Nursing Administration

341 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in nursing administration is offered at 29 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 22% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.2% of nursing administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Administration Majors

In 2018-2019, 341 earned their doctor's degree in nursing administration. This makes it the 6th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 7,493
Bachelor’s Degree 827
Doctor’s Degree 341
Associate’s Degree 316
Graduate Certificate 89
Basic Certificate 5

Earnings of Nursing Administration Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for nursing administration majors with their doctor'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 nursing administration students who are doctor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in nursing administration. About 89.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 35
Women 306
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Nursing Administration

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 36
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 216
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 52
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Administration Doctor's Degree Students

There are 29 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in nursing administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota
110 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing administration students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Each year, around 51,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,318 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing administration majors at UMN Twin Cities. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#2

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
39 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Samford University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing administration. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,754 per year.

The nursing administration program at Samford University awarded 39 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 97% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
28 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Johns Hopkins University. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from Johns Hopkins. Of these students, 93% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia
26 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Marshall University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 12,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,190 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,506 per year.

The nursing administration program at Marshall University awarded 26 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Barry University

Miami, Florida
23 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Barry University. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. 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 nursing administration program at Barry University awarded 23 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
20 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Troy University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. Roughly 16,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,650 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from TROY. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#7

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
15 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MGH Institute of Health Professions is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $70,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $61,200 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Of these students, 100% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,786 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing administration majors at CU Anschutz. Of these students, 100% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Christian University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing administration. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,780 per year.

The nursing administration program at Texas Christian University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#10

McKendree University

Lebanon, Illinois
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

McKendree University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,522 per year.

The nursing administration program at McKendree University awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Western University of Health Sciences. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from Western University of Health Sciences. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of California - Davis. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The nursing administration program at University of California - Davis awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Adventist University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. 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.

The nursing administration program at Southern Adventist University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Winona State University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing administration. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from Winona State.

#14

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Iowa. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing administration majors at Iowa.

#16

The Sage Colleges

Troy, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The Sage Colleges comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing administration majors at Russel Sage.

4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing administration. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from Teachers College. About 75% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Rhode Island College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,218 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,722 per year.

The nursing administration program at Rhode Island College awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing administration majors at UC.

#19

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Creighton 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in nursing administration from Creighton.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Practice 4,735
Registered Nursing 1,045
Nursing Science 868
Nurse Anesthetist 567
Family Practice Nursing 553

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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