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Registered Nursing Schools in Florida

16,762 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in Florida in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major out of a total 18 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 8,169
Bachelor’s Degree 7,822
Master’s Degree 728
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 35
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 6
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 6
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 16.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 23.3%
  • White: 48.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Registered Nursing Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Florida

There are 177,600 people in the state and 3,007,670 people in the nation working in registered nursing jobs.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Florida

In this state, registered nursing grads earn an average of $66,210. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,510.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 92 colleges in Florida that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,185 Degrees in Major Awarded
9% Graduation Rate
8,808 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $18,640. The 7.30% student loan default rate is lower than average. The average student takes 4.22 years to complete their degree at Rasmussen University - Florida.

791 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
44,246 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $36,800 after graduation. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,838. The 1.20% student loan default rate is lower than average.

770 Degrees in Major Awarded
51,679 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $6,327. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 84% of students receive it. The full-time teacher rate is 19%.

766 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
69,402 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 99%. The student loan default rate is 2.40% which is lower than average. A typical student attending UCF will pay a net price of $12,733.

742 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,567 Total Students

In their early career, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale grads earn an average salary of $28,000. It takes the average student 4.07 years to graduate. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

610 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
12,557 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. In their early career, UWF grads earn an average salary of $31,500. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,125.


St Petersburg College

522 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,853 Total Students

74% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 24% are considered full time.

473 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,613 Total Students

74% of the teachers are full time. An average student at Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay will pay a net price of $24,753. 92% of students get financical aid.

470 Degrees in Major Awarded
24,605 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 69% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1. The student loan default rate is 2.80% which is lower than average.


Jacksonville University

420 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,164 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,700 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 62%. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

Registered Nursing Careers in FL

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 30% $0
Registered Nurses 21% $64,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Family Practice Nursing 859
Nursing Practice 487
Nurse Anesthetist 285
Nursing Administration 132
Nursing Research & Other 80
Mental Health Nursing 76
Clinical Nurse Specialist 70
Public Health Nursing 48

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