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

1,342 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 49% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of nursing assistant graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Assistant Majors

In 2020-2021, 1,342 undergraduate certificates were awarded to nursing assistant majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing assistant at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 32,934
Undergraduate Certificate 1,342
Bachelor’s Degree 177
Associate Degree 104

Earnings of Nursing Assistant Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

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

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for nursing assistant students who are undergraduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in nursing assistant. About 89.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 139
Women 1,203

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 262
Hispanic or Latino 282
White 536
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 249

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Licensed Practical Nursing 38,403
Other Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,775


*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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