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Basic Certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide

34,725 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 579 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in nursing assistant. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 40% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.7% of nursing assistant graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Assistant Majors

In 2019-2020, 34,725 earned their basic certificate in nursing assistant. This makes it the 1st most popular basic certificate 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 Basic Certificates

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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in nursing assistant. About 88.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 3,916
Women 30,809
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The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing assistant basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,479
Black or African American 4,362
Hispanic or Latino 6,613
White 19,295
International Students 254
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,722
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There are 579 colleges that offer a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing assistant that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Licensed Practical Nursing 4,208
Other Nursing & Nursing Assistants 546

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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