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Doctor’s Degrees in School Nursing

15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in school nursing is offered at 14 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 40% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Education Levels of School Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 students earned their doctor's degree in school nursing. This earns it the #12 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in school nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 454
Graduate Certificate 54
Doctor’s Degree 15

Earnings of School Nursing Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for school nursing majors who have their doctor's degree is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in school nursing. About 86.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2
Women 13
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in School Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of school nursing doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of School Nursing Doctor's Degree Students

There are 14 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in school nursing. Learn more about the most popular 14 below:

#1

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for school nursing students seekinga doctor's degree is Loma Linda University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

The school nursing program at Loma Linda University awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Iowa comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

The school nursing program at University of Iowa awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for school nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Roughly 39,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to school nursing majors at UC.

#4

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Molloy College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,510 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in school nursing from Molloy. Of these students, 100% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University at Buffalo is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in school nursing. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in school nursing from University at Buffalo.

#5

Brandman University

Irvine, California
1 Yearly Graduations

The 5th most popular school in the country for school nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Brandman University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to school nursing majors at Brandman.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to school nursing that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Practice 4,735
Registered Nursing 1,045
Nursing Science 868
Nurse Anesthetist 567
Family Practice Nursing 553

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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