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Doctor’s Degrees in Nursing Science

868 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 115 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in nursing science. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 32% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.7% of nursing science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 868 doctor's degrees were awarded to nursing science majors. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular doctor'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 Doctor’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for nursing science majors with their doctor's degree 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 doctor's degree in nursing science. About 88.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 102
Women 766
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Nursing Science

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 132
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 493
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 59
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Science Doctor's Degree Students

There are 115 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in nursing science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
139 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for nursing science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 50,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 139 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these students, 85% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
50 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,892 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,504 per year.

The nursing science program at Augusta University awarded 50 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
29 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Wichita State University. Roughly 15,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,709 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,435 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their doctor's degree in nursing science from WSU. About 90% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota
28 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is The College of Saint Scholastica. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,622 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,986 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at St. Scholastica. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#5

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
27 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Walden University. About 96% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Texas Woman's University

Denton, Texas
22 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Woman's University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. 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, 22 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at TWU. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

#7

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of San Diego is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 9,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,288 per year.

The nursing science program at University of San Diego awarded 19 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 79% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont
19 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Vermont is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 13,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,392 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,294 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their doctor's degree in nursing science from UVM. About 74% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

18 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Tyler is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 10,200 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 $5,850 per year.

The nursing science program at The University of Texas at Tyler awarded 18 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
18 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia State University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

The nursing science program at Georgia State University awarded 18 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 72% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
17 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. 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, 17 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Wayne State. Of these students, 94% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Case Western Reserve University. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,524 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Case Western.

#12

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
15 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Each year, around 30,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

The nursing science program at University of Nevada - Las Vegas awarded 15 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#14

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
14 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Metropolitan State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,031 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,082 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at Metropolitan State University. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey
14 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Monmouth University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,126 per year.

The nursing science program at Monmouth University awarded 14 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#16

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Jefferson University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

The nursing science program at Thomas Jefferson University awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
12 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. Roughly 30,500 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in nursing science from UMass Amherst. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#18

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
10 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Catholic University of America is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in nursing science. Roughly 5,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,950 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at CUA. About 90% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,132 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at University of Maryland - Baltimore. Of these students, 70% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Mexico - Main Campus comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in nursing science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,156 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to nursing science majors at UNM. About 100% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Practice 4,735
Registered Nursing 1,045
Nurse Anesthetist 567
Family Practice Nursing 553
Nursing Administration 341

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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