Basic Certificates in Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
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|
Earnings of Nursing Assistant Majors With Basic Certificates
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|
The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing assistant basic certificate students is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||4,362|
|Hispanic or Latino||6,613|
Most Popular Nursing Assistant Programs for Basic Certificates
There are 579 colleges that offer a basic certificate in nursing assistant. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:
Explore Major by State
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|
*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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