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Registered Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

4,487 Registered Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In this state, Registered Nursing is the 2nd most popular major out of a total 18 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,541
Associate’s Degree 1,694
Master’s Degree 219
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 33
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 33

Gender Distribution

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

Registered Nursing Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.1%
  • Black or African American: 3.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.4%
  • White: 82.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 5.1%
Registered Nursing Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Registered Nursing Grads in Wisconsin

In this state, there are 59,990 people employed in jobs related to a registered nursing degree, compared to 3,007,670 nationwide.

Registered Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Registered Nursing Jobs in Wisconsin

Registered Nursing grads earn an average of $71,470 in the state and $75,510 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 45 colleges in Wisconsin that offer registered nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

334 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
27,012 Total Students

A typical student attending UWM will pay a net price of $17,661. Of all the students who attend this school, 83% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

323 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,410 Total Students

The average student takes 4.81 years to complete their degree at UW Oshkosh. The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,695.

#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee
310 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
11,605 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.27 years to graduate. 58% of the teachers are full time. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
43,463 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 62% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,219. The full-time teacher rate is 82%.

205 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,505 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. 16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

#6

Viterbo University

La Crosse
170 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
2,598 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.38 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.20%.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,645 Total Students

13 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 48% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $10,711.

145 Degrees in Major Awarded
15,250 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 61% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $30,600 a year. A typical student attending Madison College will pay a net price of $10,791.

137 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,604 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 80% of students receive it. The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Graduates earn an average $38,500 after graduation.

#10

Marian University

Fond Du Lac
136 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,819 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,461. The full-time teacher rate is 92%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Registered Nursing Careers in WI

Some of the careers registered nursing majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 19% $78,270
Registered Nurses 8% $70,150

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Family Practice Nursing 272
Nursing Practice 154
Nursing Education 27
Mental Health Nursing 24
Adult Health Nursing 17
Nursing Administration 12
Nursing Research & Other 7
Clinical Nurse Leader 6

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