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Nursing Practice Schools in Pennsylvania

264 Nursing Practice students earned their degrees in the state in 2021-2022.

A Nursing Practice major is the 5th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Practice Majors in Pennsylvania

Nursing Practice majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 232
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 232
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 232
Master’s Degree 22
Bachelor’s Degree 8
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2
Post-Master’s Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

In Pennsylvania, a nursing practice major is more popular with women than with men.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing practice majors in Pennsylvania is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.7%
  • Black or African American: 9.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.5%
  • White: 68.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.1%
  • Other Races: 10.2%
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Jobs for Nursing Practice Grads in Pennsylvania

There are 172,210 people in the state and 3,504,280 people in the nation working in nursing practice jobs.

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Wages for Nursing Practice Jobs in Pennsylvania

Nursing Practice grads earn an average of $97,310 in the state and $110,030 nationwide.

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There are 11 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer nursing practice degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
2,239 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $26,445. Most students complete their degree in 4.12 years. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
8,270 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 0.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 37% of the teachers are full time.

#3

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre
31 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,276 Total Students

96% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Graduates earn an average $56,243 after graduation. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#4

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh
20 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
8,300 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 1.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $60,449 after graduation.

#5

Drexel University

Philadelphia
14 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
23,216 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.90%. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

13 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,852 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $21,615. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.31 years to graduate.

#8

Messiah University

Mechanicsburg
10 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
3,276 Total Students

The average student takes 4.06 years to complete their degree at Messiah. This private institution charges an average net price of $23,560. 48% of the teachers are full time.

#9

Villanova University

Villanova
9 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
10,870 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,784. Most students complete their degree in 4.03 years.

#10

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg
8 Degrees in Major Awarded
66% Graduation Rate
1,470 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $46,578 a year. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. 39% of the teachers are full time.

Nursing Practice Careers in PA

Some of the careers nursing practice majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 31% $97,130
Medical and Health Services Managers 21% $87,790
Registered Nurses 13% $69,170

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing practice.

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Registered Nursing 8,979
Nursing Research & Other 614
Family Practice Nursing 448
Nursing Science 444
Surgical Nursing 229
Nurse Anesthetist 193
Nursing Administration 87
School Nursing 53

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