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Registered Nursing Schools in Kentucky

4,131 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in Kentucky in the 2018-2019 year.

In this state, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major out of a total 15 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,044
Associate’s Degree 1,799
Master’s Degree 265
Post-Master’s Certificate 23
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 23

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Black or African American: 6.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.9%
  • White: 83.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Registered Nursing Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Kentucky

In this state, there are 46,820 people employed in jobs related to a registered nursing degree, compared to 3,007,670 nationwide.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a registered nursing grad in the state is $63,100, compared to a typical salary of $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 41 colleges in Kentucky that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

775 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,954 Total Students

94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $42,200 a year. The student loan default rate is 8.00% which is lower than average.

417 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

In their early career, Eastern grads earn an average salary of $29,800. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

311 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

In their early career, WKU grads earn an average salary of $28,200. Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. The student loan default rate is 9.20% which is lower than average.

295 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

A typical student attending UK will pay a net price of $18,523. It takes the average student 4.47 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

#5

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
275 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
14,764 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $9,244. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.50%. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

254 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

The average student takes 4.56 years to complete their degree at UofL. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,692. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

#7

Bellarmine University

Louisville
154 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,369 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $23,223. The full-time teacher rate is 42%. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
10,195 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.48 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 77%.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,525 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 91% get financial aid. 99% of the teachers are full time.

102 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,699 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,900 a year. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,543. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Registered Nursing Careers in KY

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 22% $71,700
Registered Nurses 12% $61,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Family Practice Nursing 360
Nurse Midwifery 305
Nursing Research & Other 211
Nursing Practice 137
Mental Health Nursing 68
Nursing Administration 65
Women’s Health Nursing 50
Adult Health Nursing 14

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