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Graduate Certificates in Nursing Education

198 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 123 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in nursing education. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 25% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of nursing education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Education Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 198 students earned their graduate certificate in nursing education. This earns it the #5 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificates

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

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 graduate certificate in nursing education. About 93.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 13
Women 185
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Nursing Education

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing education graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 137
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 15
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Education Graduate Certificate Students

There are 123 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in nursing education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
37 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,830 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,441 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at Regis U. About 95% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

The nursing education program at Walden University awarded 16 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is The University of Texas at Arlington. Roughly 47,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

The nursing education program at The University of Texas at Arlington awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chamberlain University - Illinois is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,890 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at Chamberlain - Illinois. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#5

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of South Alabama. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,956 per year.

The nursing education program at University of South Alabama awarded 11 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at Wayne State. Of these students, 100% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Washington State University. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in nursing education from Wazzu. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#7

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
7 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Towson University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in nursing education from Towson. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#9

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Drexel University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

The nursing education program at Drexel University awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 9th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Massachusetts Amherst. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,791 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,014 per year.

The nursing education program at University of Massachusetts Amherst awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at UC. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#12

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Robert Morris University. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The nursing education program at Robert Morris University awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

University of Maine comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in nursing education. Each year, around 11,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in nursing education from UMaine.

#12

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Bethel University Minnesota. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at Bethel University Minnesota.

#15

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ferris State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at Ferris. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 15th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Graceland University - Lamoni. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,430 per year.

The nursing education program at Graceland University - Lamoni awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in nursing education from ASU - Downtown Phoenix. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in nursing education. Roughly 1,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in nursing education from SUNY Downstate. About 67% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing education majors at Missouri State. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Kent State University at Kent comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in nursing education from Kent State.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing education that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Family Practice Nursing 1,108
Mental Health Nursing 633
Registered Nursing 410
Adult Health Nursing 270
Nursing Practice 116

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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