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Master’s Degree in Nursing Education

1,542 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in nursing education is offered at 155 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 34% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of nursing education graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Education Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,542 master's degree were awarded to nursing education majors. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular master'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 Master’s Degree

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 education majors who have their master's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in nursing education. About 92.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 123
Women 1,419
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Nursing Education

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 222
Hispanic or Latino 216
White 892
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 153
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Education Master's Degree Students

There are 155 colleges that offer a master’s degree in nursing education. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

222 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 103,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 222 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at UOPX - Arizona. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

127 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Arlington comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 127 people received their master's degree in nursing education from UT Arlington. About 94% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
88 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 people received their master's degree in nursing education from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#4

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
82 Yearly Graduations
84% Women

National University College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,300 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,510 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their master's degree in nursing education from National University College. About 84% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

71 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global. Each year, around 10,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,083 per year.

The nursing education program at Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global awarded 71 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#6

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
65 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is Excelsior College. Each year, around 34,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at Excelsior College. About 89% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

American Sentinel University

Aurora, Colorado
63 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is American Sentinel University. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their master's degree in nursing education from American Sentinel University. About 92% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

47 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at El Paso is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 25,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,193 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,497 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their master's degree in nursing education from UTEP. Of these students, 81% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts
32 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Framingham State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 5,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $1,680 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at Framingham State. About 94% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, New York
23 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY Empire State College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing education. Roughly 10,900 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.

The nursing education program at SUNY Empire State College awarded 23 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

22 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Tyler is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,850 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their master's degree in nursing education from UT Tyler. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#12

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stony Brook University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 25,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 21 people received their master's degree in nursing education from SUNY Stony Brook. About 95% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Carlow University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is Carlow University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,652 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,766 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in nursing education from Carlow. Of these students, 100% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

19 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,955 per year.

The nursing education program at Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health awarded 19 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Columbia Central University - Caguas

Caguas, Puerto Rico
18 Yearly Graduations
78% Women

Columbia Central University - Caguas comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,270 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at Columbia Central University - Caguas. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,940 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their master's degree in nursing education from Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies. Of these students, 94% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
17 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is Texas Woman's University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,973 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at TWU. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#17

Mount St. Joseph University

Cincinnati, Ohio
17 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for nursing education majors who are seeking their master's degree is Mount St. Joseph University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,781 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at Mount St. Joe. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#19

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mercy College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,934 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,146 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 master's degree were handed out to nursing education majors at Mercy. Of these students, 88% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Herzing University - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Herzing University - Madison comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in nursing education. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,800 per year.

The nursing education program at Herzing University - Madison awarded 16 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 94% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing education that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 17,491
Family Practice Nursing 13,773
Nursing Administration 7,493
Nursing Research & Other 1,922
Nursing Science 1,652

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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