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39 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in nursing science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 36% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.6% of nursing science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Science Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 students earned their graduate certificate in nursing science. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificates

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 estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in nursing science. About 87.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5
Women 34
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Nursing Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing science graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 18
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Science Graduate Certificate Students

There are 14 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in nursing science. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

#1

Rush University

Chicago, Illinois
14 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing science students seekinga graduate certificate is Rush University. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,236 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,116 per year.

The nursing science program at Rush University awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#2

University of Maryland - Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
12 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - Baltimore comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in nursing science. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. 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.

The nursing science program at University of Maryland - Baltimore awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire
9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rivier University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in nursing science. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 9 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#4

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in nursing science. 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.

The nursing science program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#5

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Vanderbilt University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to nursing science majors at Vanderbilt. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing science that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Family Practice Nursing 1,108
Mental Health Nursing 633
Registered Nursing 410
Adult Health Nursing 270
Nursing Education 198

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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