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Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing Science

1,447 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28 schools in the United States where you can get your bachelor's degree in nursing science. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 35% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.0% of nursing science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,447 students earned their bachelor's degree in nursing science. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for nursing science students who are bachelor's degree holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in nursing science. About 86.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 200
Women 1,247
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Nursing Science

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 89
Black or African American 79
Hispanic or Latino 308
White 873
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 84
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Science Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 28 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
266 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing science students seekinga bachelor's degree is Duquesne University. Each year, around 9,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 266 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Duquesne. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

178 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maine at Fort Kent comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nursing science. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 178 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at UMFK. About 89% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
169 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Boston comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nursing science. Roughly 16,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,187 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,433 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 169 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at UMass Boston. Of these students, 84% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
157 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Rivier University. Roughly 2,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,340 per year.

The nursing science program at Rivier University awarded 157 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 94% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, Pennsylvania
130 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,570 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The nursing science program at Millersville University of Pennsylvania awarded 130 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#6

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey
121 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ramapo College of New Jersey. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,171 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,329 per year.

The nursing science program at Ramapo College of New Jersey awarded 121 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Atenas College

Manati, Puerto Rico
78 Yearly Graduations
81% Women

The 7th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Atenas College. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Atenas College. About 81% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Kean University

Union, New Jersey
60 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Kean University. Roughly 14,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,935 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,326 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Kean. About 90% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

57 Yearly Graduations
61% Women

EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc - San Sebastian is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor'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 57 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 61% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
55 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of California - Irvine is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 36,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at UC Irvine. Of these students, 82% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
81% Women

Universal Technology College of Puerto Rico comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nursing science. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their bachelor's degree in nursing science from Unitec of PR. About 81% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

36 Yearly Graduations
72% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is EDP University of Puerto Rico Inc - San Juan. 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, 36 people received their bachelor's degree in nursing science from EDP San Juan. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#13

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, Ohio
35 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ohio Christian University. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,533 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,765 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at OCU. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#14

Anna Maria College

Paxton, Massachusetts
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Anna Maria College. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,190 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

The nursing science program at Anna Maria College awarded 33 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Rochester College

Rochester Hills, Michigan
16 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nursing science. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,996 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their bachelor's degree in nursing science from Rochester College. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#16

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
8 Yearly Graduations
88% Women

Bellevue University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,176 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,530 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Bellevue University.

#17

Averett University

Danville, Virginia
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Averett University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in nursing science. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 bachelor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at AU. About 80% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 146,866
Nursing Research & Other 3,429
Nursing Administration 827
Nursing Practice 765
Public Health Nursing 746

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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