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Master’s Degrees in School Nursing

454 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A master's degree in school nursing is offered at 39 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 16% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.9% of school nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of School Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 454 earned their master's degree in school nursing. This earns it the #13 spot on the list of the most popular master'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 Master’s Degrees

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for school nursing majors with their master's degree due to lack of data.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in school nursing. About 97.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10
Women 444
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in School Nursing

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 355
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 29
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of School Nursing Master's Degree Students

There are 39 colleges that offer a master’s degree in school nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
70 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for school nursing students seekinga master's degree is Vanderbilt University. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,624 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Vanderbilt. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#2

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
68 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maryville University of Saint Louis is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. Each year, around 10,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,346 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Maryville U. Of these students, 96% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
51 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their master's degree in school nursing from UPenn. About 100% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
42 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stony Brook University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 master's degrees were handed out to school nursing majors at SUNY Stony Brook. About 98% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
38 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duke University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

The school nursing program at Duke University awarded 38 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 97% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
25 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in school nursing. Roughly 26,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

The school nursing program at Wayne State University awarded 25 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

19 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 master's degrees were handed out to school nursing majors at FIU. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#8

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
17 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for school nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Emory University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,800 per year.

The school nursing program at Emory University awarded 17 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, Massachusetts
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MGH Institute of Health Professions is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $70,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $61,200 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in school nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Of these students, 94% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

New York University

New York, New York
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in school nursing. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The school nursing program at New York University awarded 16 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

13 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

The school nursing program at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis awarded 13 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Case Western Reserve University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,524 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Case Western. About 100% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
12 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for school nursing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Villanova University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Villanova. About 100% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
10 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Catherine University is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,948 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 master's degrees were handed out to school nursing majors at St. Kate's. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#15

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
89% Women

University of Rochester is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. Each year, around 12,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,040 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,705 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their master's degree in school nursing from University of Rochester.

#16

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Upstate Medical University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees 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, 6 people received their master's degree in school nursing from SUNY Upstate Medical University. About 100% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seton Hall University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Seton Hall. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon Health & Science University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,220 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,412 per year.

The school nursing program at Oregon Health & Science University awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 100% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gwynedd Mercy University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in school nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,864 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,749 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Gwynedd - Mercy. About 100% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Molloy College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree 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, 4 people received their master's degree in school nursing from Molloy. About 100% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 17,491
Family Practice Nursing 13,773
Nursing Administration 7,493
Nursing Research & Other 1,922
Nursing Science 1,652

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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