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Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration

7,493 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 193 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in nursing administration. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 28% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of nursing administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Administration Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7,493 students earned their master's degree in nursing administration. This makes it the 3rd most popular master'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 Master’s Degree

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in nursing administration. About 90.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 747
Women 6,746
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Nursing Administration

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 484
Black or African American 773
Hispanic or Latino 630
White 4,948
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 637
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Administration Master's Degree Students

There are 193 colleges that offer a master’s degree in nursing administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
3,068 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 98,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The nursing administration program at Western Governors University awarded 3,068 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
807 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing administration. Roughly 83,200 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 807 people received their master's degree in nursing administration from Grand Canyon University. About 88% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

373 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 103,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 373 people received their master's degree in nursing administration from UOPX - Arizona. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

261 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Arlington. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

The nursing administration program at The University of Texas at Arlington awarded 261 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
191 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Sentinel University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,540 per year.

The nursing administration program at American Sentinel University awarded 191 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

157 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 24,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The nursing administration program at University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus awarded 157 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#7

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut
144 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Sacred Heart University. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,427 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 144 master's degree were handed out to nursing administration majors at Sacred Heart. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
138 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 75,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The nursing administration program at Liberty University awarded 138 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

138 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Coast University - Orange County is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,615 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,521 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 138 master's degree were handed out to nursing administration majors at West Coast University - Orange County. About 83% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
113 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 90,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

The nursing administration program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 113 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 95% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
98 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Stony Brook University. Each year, around 25,900 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.

The nursing administration program at Stony Brook University awarded 98 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#12

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
81 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Regis University. Roughly 8,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

The nursing administration program at Regis University awarded 81 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
79 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lewis University is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Roughly 6,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,270 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,400 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 master's degree were handed out to nursing administration majors at Lewis. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#14

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
75 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 master's degree were handed out to nursing administration majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Of these students, 89% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

61 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 61 people received their master's degree in nursing administration from IWU. Of these students, 84% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
60 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Carolina - Columbia is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Roughly 34,700 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 master's degree were handed out to nursing administration majors at Carolina. About 95% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois
58 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Xavier University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 master's degree were handed out to nursing administration majors at SXU. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

53 Yearly Graduations
70% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for nursing administration majors who are seeking their master's degree is Florida National University - Main Campus. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,200 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their master's degree in nursing administration from Florida National University - Main Campus. Of these students, 70% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
51 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Excelsior College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 34,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their master's degree in nursing administration from Excelsior College. Of these students, 78% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
51 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Queens University of Charlotte comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing administration. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,438 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,824 per year.

The nursing administration program at Queens University of Charlotte awarded 51 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing administration that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 17,491
Family Practice Nursing 13,773
Nursing Research & Other 1,922
Nursing Science 1,652
Nursing Education 1,542

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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