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Registered Nursing Schools in California

15,593 Registered Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major out of a total 19 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in California

Registered Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 7,890
Associate’s Degree 6,132
Master’s Degree 1,182
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 219
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 219
Post-Master’s Certificate 80
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 80
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 53
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 37
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 37
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 37

Gender Distribution

In California, a registered nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Registered Nursing Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of registered nursing majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 25.0%
  • Black or African American: 4.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 27.0%
  • White: 29.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 13.3%
Registered Nursing Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in California

In this state, there are 297,900 people employed in jobs related to a registered nursing degree, compared to 3,007,670 nationwide.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in California

In this state, registered nursing grads earn an average of $101,320. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,510.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 141 colleges in California that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

697 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
9,297 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 40% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years.

684 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,976 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%. 13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

669 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,053 Total Students

The average student takes 4.96 years to complete their degree at CSUSM. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,872. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%.

610 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,029 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 44%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $100,100 a year. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

587 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
2,215 Total Students

22% of the teachers are full time. 20 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at West Coast University - Los Angeles.

364 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,670 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.90 years to graduate. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 22% of the teachers are full time.

361 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,058 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 20%. The average student takes 4.00 years to complete their degree at West Coast University - Ontario. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $74,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

358 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,445 Total Students

The average student takes 4.93 years to complete their degree at Cal State Fullerton. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation. 49% of the teachers are full time.

309 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,674 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $8,982. The 2.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

298 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
31,992 Total Students

48% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 5.14 years. In their early career, Sac State grads earn an average salary of $38,600.

Registered Nursing Careers in CA

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 26% $96,580
Registered Nurses 16% $104,410

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to registered nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing Administration 601
Family Practice Nursing 463
Nursing Research & Other 256
Clinical Nurse Specialist 212
Nursing Science 159
Nursing Practice 136
Clinical Nurse Leader 132
Nurse Anesthetist 53

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