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Registered Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

9,939 students earned Registered Nursing degrees in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 5,697
Associate’s Degree 2,285
Master’s Degree 1,033
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 732
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 732
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 128
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 128
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 128
Post-Master’s Certificate 64
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 64

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in PA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 8.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.2%
  • White: 76.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 6.7%
Registered Nursing Majors in PA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Pennsylvania

152,530 people in the state and 3,007,670 in the nation are employed in jobs related to registered nursing.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. PA

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Pennsylvania

A typical salary for a registered nursing grad in the state is $70,390, compared to a typical salary of $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 97 colleges in Pennsylvania that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Drexel University

Philadelphia
1,008 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
24,634 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $53,400 a year. The 3.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $33,631.

423 Degrees in Major Awarded
18,081 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $28,800 after graduation. 80% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

403 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,800 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $33,316. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $49,900 after earning their degree at this institution. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 80% are considered full time.

#4

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley
385 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,056 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $46,000 after graduation. The average student takes 4.21 years to complete their degree at Gwynedd - Mercy.

377 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,786 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $25,743. 99% of students get financical aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $69,000 a year.

333 Degrees in Major Awarded
16,086 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 66% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

#7

Holy Family University

Philadelphia
329 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
3,089 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. This private institution charges an average net price of $14,230. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

287 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
7,310 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.36 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,068. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $32,300 a year.

#9

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre
280 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
5,132 Total Students

An average student at Wilkes will pay a net price of $26,563. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 42%.

#10

Villanova University

Villanova
248 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
11,030 Total Students

An average student at Villanova will pay a net price of $40,134. It takes the average student 4.05 years to graduate. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Registered Nursing Careers in PA

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title PA Job Growth PA Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $75,650
Registered Nurses 13% $69,170

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

Major Annual Graduates in PA
Nursing Research & Other 729
Nursing Science 453
Nursing Practice 351
Family Practice Nursing 351
Nurse Anesthetist 231
Surgical Nursing 195
Nursing Administration 117
Nursing Education 90

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