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Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing

410 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 94 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in registered nursing. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 33% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.0% of registered nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 410 students earned their graduate certificate in registered nursing. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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 Graduate Certificate

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for registered nursing majors with their graduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for registered nursing majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in registered nursing. About 88.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 48
Women 362
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Registered Nursing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 44
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 249
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 35
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Registered Nursing Graduate Certificate Students

There are 94 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in registered nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
105 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for registered nursing students seekinga graduate certificate is Yale University. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

The registered nursing program at Yale University awarded 105 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 91% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
53 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

The registered nursing program at Drexel University awarded 53 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

41 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western University of Health Sciences comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from Western University of Health Sciences. Of these students, 93% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Kentucky. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

The registered nursing program at University of Kentucky awarded 23 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#4

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California
23 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Azusa Pacific University. Roughly 9,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from Azusa Pacific. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#6

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
13 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Los Angeles is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 28,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from California State University - Los Angeles. Of these students, 77% were women and 77% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Troy University

Troy, Alabama
11 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Troy University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,650 per year.

The registered nursing program at Troy University awarded 11 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
11 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Binghamton University. Each year, around 17,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 graduate certificate were handed out to registered nursing majors at Binghamton University. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#9

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Emory University. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,800 per year.

The registered nursing program at Emory University awarded 10 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 70% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 graduate certificate were handed out to registered nursing majors at Ohio State.

#11

University of Michigan - Flint

Flint, Michigan
8 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Michigan - Flint. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,406 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,403 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from UM Flint. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#11

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Northeastern University. Roughly 21,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to registered nursing majors at Northeastern. About 62% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Research College of Nursing

Kansas City, Missouri
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Research College of Nursing. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificate were handed out to registered nursing majors at Research College of Nursing.

#14

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,284 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificate were handed out to registered nursing majors at UCCS. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#14

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Arkansas comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. Each year, around 11,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,810 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,018 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from University of Central Arkansas. About 83% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Grand Canyon University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

The registered nursing program at Grand Canyon University awarded 5 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Thomas Jefferson University. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from Thomas Jefferson University. Of these students, 100% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Akron Main Campus comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,306 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from University of Akron Main Campus.

#19

Morningside College

Sioux City, Iowa
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Morningside College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,040 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their graduate certificate in registered nursing from Morningside.

#19

Chamberlain University - Illinois

Addison, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Chamberlain University - Illinois comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in registered nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,890 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

The registered nursing program at Chamberlain University - Illinois awarded 4 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to registered nursing that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Family Practice Nursing 1,108
Mental Health Nursing 633
Adult Health Nursing 270
Nursing Education 198
Nursing Practice 116

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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