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Associate’s Degrees in Nursing Science

698 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
100% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An associate's degree in nursing science is offered at 13 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 100% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Education Levels of Nursing Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 698 students earned their associate's degree in nursing science. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,652
Bachelor’s Degree 1,447
Doctor’s Degree 868
Associate’s Degree 698
Graduate Certificate 39

Earnings of Nursing Science Majors With Associate’s Degrees

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 science majors who have their associate's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in nursing science. About 69.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 211
Women 487
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Nursing Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing science associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 697
White 0
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Science Associate's Degree Students

There are 13 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in nursing science. Learn more about the most popular 13 below:

405 Yearly Graduations
70% Women

EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc - San Juan tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing science majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 2,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 405 people received their associate's degree in nursing science from EDP San Juan. About 70% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

145 Yearly Graduations
61% Women

EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc - San Sebastian is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,000 per year.

The nursing science program at EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc - San Sebastian awarded 145 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#3

Atenas College

Manati, Puerto Rico
34 Yearly Graduations
79% Women

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Atenas College. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their associate's degree in nursing science from Atenas College. About 79% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
30 Yearly Graduations
73% Women

ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their associate's degree in nursing science from ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#5

Dewey University-Manati

Manati, Puerto Rico
20 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Dewey University-Manati is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 associate's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Dewey University-Manati. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#6

Dewey University-Juana Díaz

Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women

Dewey University-Juana Díaz is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,130 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their associate's degree in nursing science from Dewey University-Juana Díaz. About 87% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Edp-University-Of-Puerto-Rico-Villalba

Villalba, Puerto Rico
11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women

Edp-University-Of-Puerto-Rico-Villalba is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their associate's degree in nursing science from <nil>. About 64% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women

ICPR Junior College-General Institutional is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at ICPR Junior College-General Institutional. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#8

Liberty Technical College

Cayey, Puerto Rico
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women

Liberty Technical College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 associate's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Liberty Technical College. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#8

ICPR Junior College-Manati

Manatí, Puerto Rico
10 Yearly Graduations
80% Women

ICPR Junior College-Manati is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing science program at ICPR Junior College-Manati awarded 10 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#11

ICPR Junior College-Arecibo

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

ICPR Junior College-Arecibo is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing science program at ICPR Junior College-Arecibo awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing science that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 81,677
Nursing Research & Other 356
Nursing Administration 316
Nursing Practice 64
Adult Health Nursing 54

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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