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Basic Certificates in Registered Nursing

1,376 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in registered nursing is offered at 46 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 40% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.5% of registered nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,376 basic certificates were awarded to registered nursing majors. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 146,866
Associate’s Degree 81,677
Master’s Degree 17,491
Undergraduate Certificate 2,414
Basic Certificate 1,376
Doctor’s Degree 1,045
Graduate Certificate 410

Earnings of Registered Nursing Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for registered nursing majors with their basic certificate 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 basic certificate in registered nursing. About 88.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 156
Women 1,220
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Registered Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of registered nursing basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 178
Hispanic or Latino 264
White 770
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 94
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Registered Nursing Basic Certificate Students

There are 46 colleges that offer a basic certificate in registered nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
263 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for registered nursing students seekinga basic certificate is Pikes Peak Community College. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 263 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at PPCC. About 88% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
240 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in registered nursing. Each year, around 74,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The registered nursing program at Lone Star College System awarded 240 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 88% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
143 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Butler Community College. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 143 people received their basic certificate in registered nursing from Butler CC. Of these students, 91% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Central Virginia Community College

Lynchburg, Virginia
121 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Virginia Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in registered nursing. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The registered nursing program at Central Virginia Community College awarded 121 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#5

John Tyler Community College

Chester, Virginia
94 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is John Tyler Community College. Each year, around 10,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The registered nursing program at John Tyler Community College awarded 94 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 87% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
80 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Paso Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 29,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at El Paso Community College. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#7

Rappahannock Community College

Glenns, Virginia
79 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rappahannock Community College. Roughly 2,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at RCC. About 96% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Blue Ridge Community College

Weyers Cave, Virginia
59 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Blue Ridge Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The registered nursing program at Blue Ridge Community College awarded 59 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Thomas Nelson Community College

Hampton, Virginia
56 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Nelson Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 7,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 56 people received their basic certificate in registered nursing from TNCC. Of these students, 93% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Greenville Technical College

Greenville, South Carolina
39 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Greenville Technical College. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their basic certificate in registered nursing from GTC. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 97% were women.

#11

Reynolds Community College

Richmond, Virginia
31 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Reynolds Community College. Roughly 8,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their basic certificate in registered nursing from Reynolds Community College. Of these students, 84% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

26 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their basic certificate in registered nursing from Covenant School of Nursing. Of these students, 88% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

26 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is GateWay Community College - Phoenix. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. The registered nursing program at GateWay Community College - Phoenix awarded 26 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
21 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 20,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at Mesa Community College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#15

National University

La Jolla, California
19 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is National University. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at National University. About 74% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Pensacola State College

Pensacola, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Pensacola State College. The registered nursing program at Pensacola State College awarded 19 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Gavilan College

Gilroy, California
17 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gavilan College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 5,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at Gavilan College. About 94% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Gulf Coast State College

Panama City, Florida
16 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gulf Coast State College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in registered nursing. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at GCSC. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#19

Glendale Community College

Glendale, California
14 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Glendale Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in registered nursing. Roughly 13,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 basic certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at GCC. Of these students, 64% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Paul D Camp Community College

Franklin, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Paul D Camp Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their basic certificate in registered nursing from Paul D Camp Community College. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to registered nursing that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Research & Other 58
Surgical Nursing 31
Nursing Administration 5
Family Practice Nursing 4
Palliative Care Nursing 2

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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