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Doctor’s Degrees in Nursing Education

151 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in nursing education. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 19% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.0% of nursing education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Education Majors

In 2018-2019, 151 earned their doctor's degree in nursing education. This earns it the #8 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,542
Graduate Certificate 198
Doctor’s Degree 151
Associate’s Degree 48
Undergraduate Certificate 29
Bachelor’s Degree 23

Earnings of Nursing Education Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for nursing education majors with their doctor's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for nursing education majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in nursing education. About 97.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4
Women 147
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Nursing Education

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing education doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 13
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 118
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 5
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Education Doctor's Degree Students

There are 12 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in nursing education. Learn more about the most popular 12 below:

#1

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
104 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing education students seekinga doctor's degree is American Sentinel University. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,540 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing education majors at American Sentinel University. Of these students, 98% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
25 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Carey University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,850 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,600 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing education majors at William Carey University. Of these students, 96% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Georgia is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing education. Roughly 13,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,338 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing education majors at University of West Georgia. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#4

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Villanova University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

The nursing education program at Villanova University awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Western Connecticut State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,378 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing education majors at WestConn.

#6

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Southern Connecticut State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,675 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in nursing education from SCSU.

1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Mary Hardin - Baylor. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $25,620 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,830 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in nursing education from UMHB.

#7

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Texas Christian University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,160 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,780 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in nursing education from TCU.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing education that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Practice 4,735
Registered Nursing 1,045
Nursing Science 868
Nurse Anesthetist 567
Family Practice Nursing 553

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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