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Associate Degrees in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

128 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate degree in nursing assistant is offered at 12 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 73% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Nursing Assistant Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 128 students earned their associate degree in nursing assistant. This makes it the 6th most popular associate degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 34,725
Undergraduate Certificate 1,244
Bachelor’s Degree 252
Associate Degree 128

Earnings of Nursing Assistant Majors With Associate Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for nursing assistant majors with their associate degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for nursing assistant majors who have their associate degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate degree in nursing assistant. About 85.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 19
Women 109
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The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing assistant associate degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 58
White 33
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 17
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There are 12 colleges that offer an associate degree in nursing assistant. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

#1

Coconino Community College

Flagstaff, Arizona
49 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coconino Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their associate degree. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 49 people received their associate degree in nursing assistant from Coconino Community College. About 85% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, Puerto Rico
41 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

Universidad del Turabo comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in nursing assistant. Each year, around 13,500 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 2019-2020 academic year, 41 associate degrees were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Universidad del Turabo. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Remington College - Memphis Campus is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in nursing assistant. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 4 associate degrees were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Remington College - Memphis Campus. About 100% of this group were women, and 95% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Dakota County Technical College

Rosemount, Minnesota
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Dakota County Technical College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate degree in nursing assistant. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 associate degrees were handed out to nursing assistant majors at DCTC. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

0 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Educational Technical College-Recinto de Bayamon comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate degrees in nursing assistant. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 0 associate degrees were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Educational Technical College-Recinto de Bayamon. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing assistant that offer associate degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Licensed Practical Nursing 1,368
Other Nursing & Nursing Assistants 197

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.

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