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2021 Most Popular Nursing Associate's Degree Schools

1,195 Schools Ranked
$10,905 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$17,566 Avg Student Debt

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for nursing students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school or bootcamp to be a better alternative for you.

The Most Popular Nursing Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Nursing Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 1,195 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular associate's degree programs for nursing students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

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#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
1,323 Total Awards
$4,500 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,573 Avg Student Debt

Our analysis found Ivy Tech Community College to be the most popular school for nursing students who want to pursue a associate’s degree in the United States. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the large public school handed out 1,323 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

Students from Indiana who attend Ivy Tech Community College full time pay an average of $4,500 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $8,661. Associate’s Degree recipients from Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of $13,573 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 89% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Ivy Tech Community College does offer online classes for certain majors. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 54% took at least some of their classes online.

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#2

Excelsior College

Albany, New York
999 Total Awards
$8,094 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Excelsior College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Excelsior College is located in Albany, New York and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 999 associate’s degrees to qualified students.

On average, associate’s degree students take out $8,094 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 83% were women.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out Excelsior College. Every undergraduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#3

Rasmussen College - Florida

Ocala, Florida
800 Total Awards
$10,935 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,422 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 1,195 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Rasmussen College - Florida landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in Ocala, Florida, the medium-sized private for-profit school awarded 800 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at Rasmussen College - Florida is $10,935. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. Associate’s Degree recipients from Rasmussen College - Florida accumulate an average of $21,422 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 88% were women.

One thing to take note of is that Rasmussen College - Florida does offer online classes in some areas. In 2017-2018 about 92% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#4

Rasmussen College - Minnesota

St. Cloud, Minnesota
707 Total Awards
$10,935 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,235 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rasmussen College - Minnesota. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a private for-profit institution located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 707 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $10,935 to cover tuition and fees at Rasmussen College - Minnesota. The school does not offer an in-state discount. On average, associate’s degree students take out $21,235 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 89% of those degree recipients were women.

Rasmussen College - Minnesota does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In fact, around 90% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#5

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
640 Total Awards
$24,114 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you attend Jersey College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Jersey College is a small private for-profit school situated in Teterboro, New Jersey. It awarded 640 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, associate’s degree students take out $24,114 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 89% of those degree recipients were women.

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#6

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
580 Total Awards
$21,008 Average Tuition & Fees
$22,273 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that handed out 580 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale, expect to pay an average of $21,008 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $22,273 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 86% were women.

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2017-2018 about 41% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#7

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
493 Total Awards
$2,838 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,964 Avg Student Debt

Miami Dade College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list. MDC is a large public school situated in Miami, Florida. It awarded 493 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from Florida who attend MDC full time pay an average of $2,838 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $9,661. Associate’s Degree recipients from MDC accumulate an average of $15,964 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 77% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that MDC does offer online classes in some areas. In fact, around 17% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#8

Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay

Saint Petersburg, Florida
473 Total Awards
$25,900 Avg Student Debt

Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Saint Petersburg, Florida is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out associate’s degrees to 473 students in 2018-2019.

On average, associate’s degree students take out $25,900 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 88% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay does offer online classes for certain majors. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 56% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#9

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
445 Total Awards
$16,639 Average Tuition & Fees
$20,611 Avg Student Debt

ECPI University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Virginia Beach, Virginia is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out associate’s degrees to 445 students in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $16,639 to cover tuition and fees at ECPI University. The school does not offer an in-state discount. On average, associate’s degree students take out $20,611 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 89% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at ECPI University. In fact, around 55% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#10

National University College

Bayamon, Puerto Rico
441 Total Awards
$6,675 Average Tuition & Fees
$11,056 Avg Student Debt

National University College landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. Bayamon, Puerto Rico is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out associate’s degrees to 441 students in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend National University College, expect to pay an average of $6,675 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, associate’s degree students take out $11,056 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 75% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at National University College. In fact, around 50% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#11

Unitek College

Fremont, California
431 Total Awards
$35,284 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,752 Avg Student Debt

Unitek College landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. Unitek College is a private for-profit institution located in Fremont, California. The school has a small population, and it awarded 431 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Unitek College does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $35,284. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,752 in student loans. Around 84% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Unitek College. In 2017-2018 about 8% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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427 Total Awards
$25,900 Avg Student Debt

Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an associate’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the small private for-profit school handed out 427 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $25,900 in student loans. Around 87% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio. In fact, around 58% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#13

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
423 Total Awards
$8,085 Average Tuition & Fees
$21,436 Avg Student Debt

Harrisburg Area Community College landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the fairly large public school handed out 423 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

Full-time students from Pennsylvania pay an average of $8,085 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend HACC. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $9,585. On average, associate’s degree students take out $21,436 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 86% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since HACC does offer online classes for certain majors. In fact, around 38% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#14

Galen College of Nursing - Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
411 Total Awards
$25,900 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #14, Galen College of Nursing - Louisville did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the small private for-profit school awarded 411 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Associate’s Degree recipients from Galen College of Nursing - Louisville accumulate an average of $25,900 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 90% were women.

Galen College of Nursing - Louisville does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 69% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#15

EDP University - San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
405 Total Awards
$6,200 Average Tuition & Fees
$7,876 Avg Student Debt

EDP University - San Juan landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. This small private not-for-profit school is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and it awarded 405 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at EDP - San Juan is $6,200. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $7,876 in student loans. Around 70% of those degree recipients were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at EDP - San Juan. During the 2017-2018 year, about 65% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#16

Hondros College of Nursing

Westerville, Ohio
393 Total Awards
$15,299 Average Tuition & Fees
$30,387 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #16, Hondros College of Nursing did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. Located in Westerville, Ohio, the small private for-profit school awarded 393 diplomas to qualifed associate’s degree students in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $15,299 to cover tuition and fees at Hondros College of Nursing. The school does not offer an in-state discount. Associate’s Degree recipients from Hondros College of Nursing accumulate an average of $30,387 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 94% of those degree recipients were women.

Hondros College of Nursing does offer online classes for certain degree levels. During the 2017-2018 year, about 28% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#17

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
386 Total Awards
$4,244 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,607 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #17, Lone Star College System did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. The Woodlands, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 386 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at North Harris Montgomery is $4,244. Out-of-state students pay an average of $5,564. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,607 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 83% were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at North Harris Montgomery. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 39% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#18

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
355 Total Awards
$2,657 Average Tuition & Fees
$16,750 Avg Student Debt

Florida State College at Jacksonville landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the large public school handed out 355 associate’s degree awards in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $2,657 in tuition and fees if they attend FSCJ full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $9,631. Associate’s Degree recipients from FSCJ accumulate an average of $16,750 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 79% were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at FSCJ. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 50% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#19

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
333 Total Awards
$8,125 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,471 Avg Student Debt

Community College of Allegheny County came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. CCAC is a fairly large public school situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It awarded 333 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $8,125 in tuition and fees if they attend CCAC full time. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $11,605. Associate’s Degree recipients from CCAC accumulate an average of $13,471 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 84% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at CCAC. In 2017-2018 about 36% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#20

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah
327 Total Awards
$5,986 Average Tuition & Fees
$19,685 Avg Student Debt

Weber State University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Weber State University is a large public school located in Ogden, Utah that handed out 327 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at WSU is $5,986. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $15,969. On average, associate’s degree students take out $19,685 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 86% of those degree recipients were women.

WSU does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 35% took at least some of their classes online.

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#21

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
309 Total Awards
$3,402 Average Tuition & Fees
$14,121 Avg Student Debt

Tarrant County College District ranked #21 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools list. Fort Worth, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 309 students in 2018-2019.

In-state students pay an average of $3,402 in tuition and fees if they attend Tarrant County College full time. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $8,235. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $14,121 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 84% were women.

Online courses are available at Tarrant County College, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 23% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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306 Total Awards
$4,322 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,458 Avg Student Debt

Cuyahoga Community College District came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Cleveland, Ohio is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out associate’s degrees to 306 students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Cuyahoga Community College District is $4,322. Out-of-state students pay an average of $8,136. Associate’s Degree recipients from Cuyahoga Community College District accumulate an average of $13,458 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 88% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that Cuyahoga Community College District does offer online classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 50% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#23

Laboure College

Milton, Massachusetts
301 Total Awards
$37,713 Average Tuition & Fees
$24,130 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #23, Laboure College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their associate’s degree. This very small private not-for-profit school is located in Milton, Massachusetts, and it awarded 301 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend Laboure College, expect to pay an average of $37,713 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $24,130 in student loans. Around 94% of those degree recipients were women.

Laboure College does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 9% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#24

Union County College

Cranford, New Jersey
296 Total Awards
$10,562 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,985 Avg Student Debt

Union County College landed the #24 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. Union County College is a medium-sized public school located in Cranford, New Jersey that handed out 296 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average tuition and fees at Union County College is $10,562. In-state students do not receive a discount, however you may be able to reduce your price if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their associate’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $10,985 in student loans. Around 85% of those degree recipients were women.

Union County College does have options available for those who want to take online classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In 2017-2018 about 23% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#25

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
288 Total Awards
$2,682 Average Tuition & Fees
$23,680 Avg Student Debt

St Petersburg College landed the #25 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular associate’s degree nursing programs. SPC is a large public school situated in Clearwater, Florida. It awarded 288 associate’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Students from Florida who attend SPC full time pay an average of $2,682 in tuition and fees. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $9,286. Associate’s Degree recipients from SPC accumulate an average of $23,680 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 78% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at SPC. In 2017-2018 about 58% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#27

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
#28

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, Texas
#29

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
#31

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
#32

Baptist Health College - Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
#33

Community College of Rhode Island

Warwick, Rhode Island
#34

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
#35

AmeriTech College - Draper

Draper, Utah
#36

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
#38

Rasmussen College - Illinois

Rockford, Illinois
#39

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
#41

Owens Community College

Perrysburg, Ohio
#42

Nightingale College

Salt Lake City, Utah
#43

Riverside City College

Riverside, California
#44

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
#46

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas
#47

Trident Technical College

Charleston, South Carolina
#47

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
#49

Delgado Community College

New Orleans, Louisiana

To learn more about the schools below, just click on their names:

Rank School Location
52 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
53 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
54 Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
55 Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
56 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
56 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
58 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
59 Collin County Community College District McKinney, TX
59 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
61 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
62 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
62 Goodwin College East Hartford, CT
64 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
65 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
66 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
66 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
68 Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
69 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
70 Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
70 Helene Fuld College of Nursing New York, NY
72 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
72 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
74 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN
75 Wallace Community College, Dothan Dothan, AL
75 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
77 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
78 Delaware County Community College Media, PA
79 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
80 Wallace State Community College, Hanceville Hanceville, AL
81 Gadsden State Community College Gadsden, AL
82 Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC
82 Glendale Career College - Brightwood-Teachout San-Diego, CA
82 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
85 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
85 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
87 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
87 Albany State University Albany, GA
89 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, OK
90 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
90 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
90 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
90 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
94 Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL
95 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
96 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
96 San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia, CA
98 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
98 Miami Regional University Miami Springs, FL
100 Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa, OK
100 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
102 St Joseph’s College of Nursing at St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center Syracuse, NY
102 Henry Ford College Dearborn, MI
102 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
102 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
106 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
107 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
107 El Centro College Dallas, TX
109 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
110 Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
111 EDP University - San Sebastian San Sebastian, PR
111 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
111 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
111 Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA
115 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
116 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
117 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
118 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
119 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA
119 Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK
121 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
121 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
121 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
121 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
121 Bevill State Community College Jasper, AL
126 Clark State Community College Springfield, OH
126 Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ
128 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
128 Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton, GA
130 Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO
131 Mott Community College Flint, MI
131 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
133 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
134 SABER College Miami, FL
134 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
134 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Staten Island Staten Island, NY
134 Century College - White Bear Lake White Bear Lake, MN
138 Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ
139 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
139 Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL
139 Stark State College North Canton, OH
139 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
143 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
143 Butte College Oroville, CA
143 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
146 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
147 Health Career Institute West Palm Beach, FL
147 Walters State Community College Morristown, TN
149 Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN
149 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
149 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
149 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL
149 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
154 Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA
154 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Queens Rego Park, NY
154 Northwestern College - Bridgeview Bridgeview, IL
154 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
154 Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI
154 Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
154 Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa Wauwatosa, WI
154 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota Bradenton, FL
162 Columbia Central University - Caguas Caguas, PR
162 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
162 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
165 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
165 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
165 Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, PA
165 Capital Community College Hartford, CT
169 Mercer County Community College West Windsor, NJ
169 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
169 Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts San Mateo, CA
169 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
173 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
173 Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA
173 Genesee Community College Batavia, NY
176 Maria College of Albany Albany, NY
176 Kaplan University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
176 Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
176 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA
180 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
180 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our most popular nursing schools ranking:

Rank School Location
182 College of Central Florida Ocala, FL
182 Lake Superior College Duluth, MN
182 Delta College University Center, MI
182 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
186 Georgia State University-Perimeter College Atlanta, GA
186 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
186 Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO
186 Florida National University - Main Campus Hialeah, FL
186 Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA
191 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
191 Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC
191 Marshall University Huntington, WV
191 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
191 Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health Los Angeles, CA
191 Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH
191 Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
198 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
198 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
198 Regis College Weston, MA
201 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
201 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
201 Allegany College of Maryland Cumberland, MD
204 Everett Community College Everett, WA
204 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
204 Gulf Coast State College Panama City, FL
204 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
204 Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Santurce, PR
209 Grayson College Denison, TX
209 Neosho County Community College Chanute, KS
211 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
211 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
211 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
211 Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City Kansas City, MO
211 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
211 Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY
211 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
218 Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
218 Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Medford, MA
218 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
218 Parkland College Champaign, IL
222 Career Networks Institute Orange, CA
222 Lower Columbia College Longview, WA
224 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
224 Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital Syracuse, NY
224 Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science Cincinnati, OH
224 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
224 Western Oklahoma State College Altus, OK
224 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
230 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
230 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
230 Cypress College Cypress, CA
230 Saint Johns River State College Palatka, FL
230 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville, NC
230 Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles, CA
230 Fairmont State University Fairmont, WV
230 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
238 Morrisville State College Morrisville, NY
238 Glendale Career College Glendale, CA
238 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
238 North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO
238 Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg, TN
238 Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
238 Concorde Career Institute - Miramar Miramar, FL

Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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