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Registered Nursing Schools in North Carolina

6,226 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Registered Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,498
Associate’s Degree 2,529
Master’s Degree 121
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 54
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 54
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 22
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 22
Post-Master’s Certificate 2
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 2

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 14.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.2%
  • White: 70.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
Registered Nursing Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in North Carolina

104,670 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in North Carolina

In this state, registered nursing grads earn an average of $64,850. Nationwide, they make an average of $75,510.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 85 colleges in North Carolina that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

789 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $35,000 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 73% are considered full time. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it.

342 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,190 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.68 years to graduate. 75% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

336 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,900 a year. The 5.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,506.

272 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,607. The full-time teacher rate is 70%.

227 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

The 6.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, UNC Greensboro grads earn an average salary of $32,100. The average student takes 4.51 years to complete their degree at UNC Greensboro.

218 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 71%. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,943. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.36 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $33,000 after graduation. The student loan default rate is 3.60% which is lower than average.

183 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
6,318 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.65 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $5,858.

172 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.09 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,918. Graduates earn an average $41,000 after graduation.

#10

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs
158 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,598 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $33,200 after graduation. This private school has an average net price of $19,815.

Registered Nursing Careers in NC

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $64,520
Registered Nurses 16% $62,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Nursing Research & Other 316
Family Practice Nursing 254
Nursing Practice 232
Adult Health Nursing 144
Nursing Administration 97
Nursing Science 47
Nurse Anesthetist 47
School Nursing 40

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