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

41,345 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
41% 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 41% 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 2018-2019, 41,345 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 41,345
Undergraduate Certificate 1,366
Bachelor’s Degree 342
Associate’s Degree 109

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

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

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in nursing assistant. About 88.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,848
Women 36,497
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Nursing Assistant

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing assistant basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,617
Black or African American 5,327
Hispanic or Latino 8,055
White 22,560
International Students 275
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,511
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Assistant Basic Certificate Students

There are 579 colleges that offer a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
1,077 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,077 people received their basic certificate in nursing assistant from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

754 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Roughly 11,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 754 basic certificates were handed out to nursing assistant majors at NWTC. Of these students, 89% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
663 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Rainey Harper College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in nursing assistant. Each year, around 13,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 663 basic certificates were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Harper College. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
629 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 629 basic certificates were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Madison College. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#5

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, Wisconsin
628 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gateway Technical College. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing assistant program at Gateway Technical College awarded 628 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#6

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, Kansas
610 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Johnson County Community College. Roughly 18,200 attend the school each year. The nursing assistant program at Johnson County Community College awarded 610 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

544 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Mountainland Technical College. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. The nursing assistant program at Mountainland Technical College awarded 544 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton, Wisconsin
531 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Fox Valley Technical College. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing assistant program at Fox Valley Technical College awarded 531 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
493 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Southern Nevada. Roughly 33,900 attend the school each year. The nursing assistant program at College of Southern Nevada awarded 493 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 82% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
479 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Waukesha County Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in nursing assistant. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The nursing assistant program at Waukesha County Technical College awarded 479 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

434 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 434 people received their basic certificate in nursing assistant from Columbus State. About 83% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake, Wisconsin
434 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in nursing assistant. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing assistant program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College awarded 434 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#13

Wichita Area Technical College

Wichita, Kansas
430 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wichita Area Technical College. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 430 people received their basic certificate in nursing assistant from Wichita Area Technical College. Of these students, 91% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

425 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing assistant program at City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College awarded 425 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau, Wisconsin
411 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northcentral Technical College. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 411 people received their basic certificate in nursing assistant from North Central Technical College. About 90% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
407 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Park Technical College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 407 basic certificates were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Moraine Park Technical College. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#17

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan
404 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washtenaw Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 404 basic certificates were handed out to nursing assistant majors at Washtenaw Community College. Of these students, 83% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
402 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chippewa Valley Technical College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 402 basic certificates were handed out to nursing assistant majors at CVTC. About 88% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
380 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 380 people received their basic certificate in nursing assistant from MATC. Of these students, 87% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
363 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for nursing assistant majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Lake County. Each year, around 13,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 363 people received their basic certificate in nursing assistant from College of Lake County. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Licensed Practical Nursing 4,790
Other Nursing & Nursing Assistants 615

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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