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2021 Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools

1,156 Schools Ranked
$12,359 Avg Tuition & Fees*
$11,735 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.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Nursing Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 1,156 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular undergraduate certificate programs for nursing students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from each school on the list.

Learn more about these popular schools below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, Virginia
671 Total Awards
$16,639 Average Tuition & Fees
$16,554 Avg Student Debt

Our 2021 rankings named ECPI University the most popular school in the United States for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the fairly large private for-profit school handed out 671 undergraduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

If you want to attend ECPI University, expect to pay an average of $16,639 in tuition and fees. Of course, this could be reduced if you receive financial aid. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from ECPI University accumulate an average of $16,554 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 93% 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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#2

Unitek College

Fremont, California
561 Total Awards
$35,284 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,965 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 1,156 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Unitek College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Unitek College is a small private for-profit school situated in Fremont, California. It awarded 561 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $35,284 to cover tuition and fees at Unitek College. The school does not offer an in-state discount. By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $10,965 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 82% were women.

Depending on your major, you 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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#3

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

San Mateo, California
545 Total Awards
$13,378 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Located in San Mateo, California, the small private for-profit school awarded 545 diplomas to qualifed undergraduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $13,378 in student loans. Around 89% of those degree recipients were women.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts does offer online classes for certain degree levels. In 2017-2018 about 19% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#4

Hondros College of Nursing

Westerville, Ohio
537 Total Awards
$15,299 Average Tuition & Fees
$15,179 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Hondros College of Nursing is a great place for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Hondros College of Nursing is located in Westerville, Ohio and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 537 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

Hondros College of Nursing does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $15,299. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $15,179 in student loans. Around 93% of those degree recipients were women.

Some students may be able to take online classes at Hondros College of Nursing. In fact, around 28% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#5

Jersey College

Teterboro, New Jersey
397 Total Awards
$15,274 Avg Student Debt

The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Jersey College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular nursing schools in the United States. Jersey College is a small private for-profit school located in Teterboro, New Jersey that handed out 397 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $15,274 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 93% of those degree recipients were women.

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#6

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
388 Total Awards
$4,500 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,190 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, Ivy Tech Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the large public school awarded 388 diplomas to qualifed undergraduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at Ivy Tech Community College is $4,500. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $8,661. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of $13,190 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 90% were women.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online classes at Ivy Tech Community College. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 54% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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306 Total Awards
$13,253 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #7, Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the small private for-profit school handed out 306 undergraduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $13,253 in student loans. Around 86% of those degree recipients were women.

Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio 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 58% of the undergraduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#8

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
283 Total Awards
$15,680 Average Tuition & Fees
$11,608 Avg Student Debt

Vista College ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools list. Vista College is a private for-profit institution located in El Paso, Texas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 283 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Vista College does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $15,680. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $11,608 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 82% were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Vista College does offer online classes for certain majors. Of all the undergraduates enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 0% took at least some of their classes online.

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258 Total Awards
$4,577 Average Tuition & Fees
$12,299 Avg Student Debt

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. NWTC is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin and has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 258 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

Students from Wisconsin who attend NWTC full time pay an average of $4,577 in tuition and fees. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $6,625. By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $12,299 in student loans. Around 94% of those degree recipients were women.

NWTC 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. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 30% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#10

Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
211 Total Awards
$4,453 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #10, Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Instituto de Banca y Comercio Inc is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico that handed out 211 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $4,453 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 82% were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at Instituto de Banca. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 1% of undergraduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#11

Erie 1 BOCES

West Seneca, New York
209 Total Awards
$6,070 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #11, Erie 1 BOCES did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Erie 1 BOCES is located in West Seneca, New York and has a very small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 209 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $6,070 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 89% were women.

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#12

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, Texas
204 Total Awards
$3,816 Average Tuition & Fees
$13,752 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #12, Tyler Junior College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in Tyler, Texas, the fairly large public school awarded 204 diplomas to qualifed undergraduate certificate students in 2018-2019.

Students from Texas who attend Tyler Junior College full time pay an average of $3,816 in tuition and fees. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $4,392. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Tyler Junior College accumulate an average of $13,752 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 91% were women.

Online courses are available at Tyler Junior 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 75% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#13

Collins Career Center

Chesapeake, Ohio
201 Total Awards
$10,970 Avg Student Debt

Collins Career Center came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Collins Career Center is located in Chesapeake, Ohio and has a very small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 201 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Collins Career Center accumulate an average of $10,970 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 86% were women.

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#14

Summit College

Colton, California
200 Total Awards
$8,306 Avg Student Debt

Summit College landed the #14 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate nursing programs. Summit College is located in Colton, California and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 200 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $8,306 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 85% of those degree recipients were women.

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198 Total Awards
$4,800 Average Tuition & Fees
$11,575 Avg Student Debt

Wallace State Community College, Hanceville came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Wallace State Community College, Hanceville is a small public school located in Hanceville, Alabama that handed out 198 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Students from Alabama who attend Wallace State, Hanceville full time pay an average of $4,800 in tuition and fees. Out-of-state students pay an average of $8,730. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Wallace State, Hanceville accumulate an average of $11,575 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 86% of those degree recipients were women.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Wallace State, Hanceville does offer online classes for certain majors. In fact, around 44% of the undergraduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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178 Total Awards
$4,588 Average Tuition & Fees

Columbus State Community College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Columbus State is located in Columbus, Ohio and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 178 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

Full-time students from Ohio pay an average of $4,588 in tuition and fees if they choose to attend Columbus State. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $9,540. Around 85% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that Columbus State does offer online classes in some areas. During the 2017-2018 year, about 35% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#17

American Career College - Anaheim

Anaheim, California
175 Total Awards
$9,539 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #17, American Career College - Anaheim did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. American Career College - Anaheim is a small private for-profit school located in Anaheim, California that handed out 175 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $9,539 in student loans. Around 77% of those degree recipients were women.

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#18

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
174 Total Awards
$3,240 Average Tuition & Fees
$10,425 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #18, San Jacinto Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. San Jacinto College is located in Pasadena, Texas and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 174 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

The average in-state tuition and fees for students at San Jacinto College is $3,240. If you are from out of state, expect to pay an average of $5,040. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from San Jacinto College accumulate an average of $10,425 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 87% of those degree recipients were women.

One thing to take note of is that San Jacinto College does offer online classes in some areas. During the 2017-2018 year, about 33% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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#19

Dorsey Schools, Madison Heights

Madison Heights, Michigan
172 Total Awards
$29,880 Average Tuition & Fees
$12,045 Avg Student Debt

Dorsey Schools, Madison Heights did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #19 on the list. Located in Madison Heights, Michigan, the very small private for-profit school handed out 172 undergraduate certificate awards in 2018-2019.

Dorsey Schools, Madison Heights does not offer a discount to in-state students, so the average tuition and fees for all undergraduates is $29,880. This amount may be reduced if you receive financial aid. On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $12,045 in loans while pursuing their degree. Around 91% of those degree recipients were women.

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#20

Bevill State Community College

Jasper, Alabama
171 Total Awards
$5,150 Average Tuition & Fees

Bevill State Community College landed the #20 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular undergraduate certificate nursing programs. Bevill State Community College is located in Jasper, Alabama and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 171 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

Students from Alabama who attend Bevill State Community College full time pay an average of $5,150 in tuition and fees. Those students who come from outside the state pay an average of $9,342. Around 85% of those degree recipients were women.

You may have the opportunity to take online classes at Bevill State Community College. During the 2017-2018 year, about 31% of the undergraduates at the school took at least one online course.

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170 Total Awards
$12,587 Avg Student Debt

Standard Healthcare Services - College of Nursing came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Standard College of Nursing is located in Falls Church, Virginia and has a very small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 170 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Standard College of Nursing accumulate an average of $12,587 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 91% of those degree recipients were women.

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#22

Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown

Moorestown, New Jersey
169 Total Awards
$10,648 Avg Student Debt

Lincoln Technical Institute - Moorestown did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #22 on the list. Moorestown, New Jersey is the setting for this very small institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out undergraduate certificates to 169 students in 2018-2019.

On average, undergraduate certificate students take out $10,648 in loans while pursuing their degree. Of those students who received their degree, 88% were women.

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#23

Lincoln Technical Institute - Lincoln

Lincoln, Rhode Island
164 Total Awards
$10,207 Avg Student Debt

Lincoln Technical Institute - Lincoln came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools ranking. Lincoln Technical Institute - Lincoln is a very small private for-profit school located in Lincoln, Rhode Island that handed out 164 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Lincoln Tech - Lincoln accumulate an average of $10,207 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 91% of those degree recipients were women.

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#24

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford

Stratford, Connecticut
161 Total Awards
$17,220 Average Tuition & Fees
$11,856 Avg Student Debt

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for nursing students to get an undergraduate certificate. It came in at #24 on the list. Porter and Chester Institute is located in Stratford, Connecticut and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 161 undergraduate certificates to qualified students.

If you don’t receive financial aid, you can expect a bill for $17,220 to cover tuition and fees at Porter and Chester Institute. The school does not offer an in-state discount. Undergraduate Certificate recipients from Porter and Chester Institute accumulate an average of $11,856 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Around 90% of those degree recipients were women.

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#25

American Career College - Ontario

Ontario, California
153 Total Awards
$9,430 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #25, American Career College - Ontario did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for nursing students working on their undergraduate certificate. American Career College - Ontario is a private for-profit institution located in Ontario, California. The school has a small population, and it awarded 153 undergraduate certificates in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their undergraduate certificate, students from this school have racked up an average of $9,430 in student loans. Of those students who received their degree, 80% were women.

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Not only did these schools make the top 49 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#28

Institute of Technology

Clovis, California
#29

Gadsden State Community College

Gadsden, Alabama
#32

Lansing Community College

Lansing, Michigan
#34

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

Willow Street, Pennsylvania
#35

Joliet Junior College

Joliet, Illinois
#36

Athena Career Academy

Toledo, Ohio
#36

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, Vermont
#38

Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
#39

South Texas College

McAllen, Texas
#40

Eastern Suffolk BOCES

Brentwood, New York
#41

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

Liverpool, New York
#42

American Career College - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
#43

North-West College - Riverside

Riverside, California
#45

Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut
#47

Stone Academy-West Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
#47

John A Logan College

Carterville, Illinois
#49

St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
#50

Northland Community and Technical College

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
#50

Career Care Institute

Lancaster, California
#52

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Rank School Location
52 Erwin Technical College Tampa, FL
52 Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee, WI
54 Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health Lubbock, TX
54 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
56 Kellogg Community College Battle Creek, MI
56 Dorsey Schools, Roseville Roseville, MI
58 Stone Academy-East Hartford East Hartford, CT
58 Lincoln Technical Institute - Iselin Iselin, NJ
60 Berkeley College - Woodland Park Woodland Park, NJ
60 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
62 Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee Muskogee, OK
62 Wichita Area Technical College Wichita, KS
64 Vernon College Vernon, TX
64 John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner, AL
66 Louisiana Delta Community College Monroe, LA
67 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA
67 Stanbridge University Irvine, CA
67 Galen College of Nursing - Louisville Louisville, KY
70 Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL
70 Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health Manchester, NH
72 Lincoln Technical Institute - Paramus Paramus, NJ
72 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA
72 MDT College of Health Sciences Highland Heights, OH
72 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
76 Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Newark, NY
76 Capital Area School of Practical Nursing Springfield, IL
78 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
78 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
80 Sumner College Portland, OR
80 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
82 Homestead Schools Torrance, CA
82 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton Elizabethton, TN
82 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
85 JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing Plainfield, NJ
85 Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Angola, NY
87 Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
88 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson Dickson, TN
88 Prism Career Institute, Cherry Hill Cherry Hill, NJ
90 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
90 AMG School of Licensed Practical Nursing Brooklyn, NY
92 Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville, OR
93 Moore Norman Technology Center Norman, OK
94 Fox Valley Technical College Appleton, WI
94 Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City, OK
96 Concorde Career College - North Hollywood North Hollywood, CA
97 Wallace Community College, Dothan Dothan, AL
97 Dorsey Schools, Wayne Wayne, MI
97 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
97 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN
97 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
97 Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Reading, PA
103 Arkansas State University - Newport Newport, AR
104 Sheridan Technical College Hollywood, FL
104 Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College Minden, LA
106 Schuyler Steuben Chemung Tioga Allegany BOCES Elmira, NY
106 Prism Career Institute, West Atlantic City West Atlantic City, NJ
106 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
106 Northshore Technical Community College Bogalusa, LA
106 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
106 Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
106 Lincoln Technical Institute - Allentown Allentown, PA
113 Glendale Career College - Brightwood-Teachout San-Diego, CA
114 Concorde Career College - Aurora Aurora, CO
114 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
116 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
117 Aria Health School of Nursing Trevose, PA
118 Applied Technology Services Sunset Hills, MO
118 Concorde Career College - San Diego San Diego, CA
120 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
120 Institute of Technology Salem, OR
122 Davis Technical College Kaysville, UT
123 Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester McAlester, OK
124 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
125 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown Morristown, TN
125 Universidad del Este Carolina, PR
127 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
128 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
128 Angelina College Lufkin, TX
128 Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School Lebanon, PA
128 Coastal Pines Technical College Waycross, GA
132 Blake Austin College Vacaville, CA
132 Adult and Community Education - Hudson Columbus, OH
132 Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Wilkes Barre, PA
132 North Country Community College Saranac Lake, NY
132 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson Jackson, TN
132 Genesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Batavia, NY
138 Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins, GA
138 Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing Eastlake, OH
138 Atlantic Technical College Coconut Creek, FL
138 Clovis Community College Clovis, NM
142 Neosho County Community College Chanute, KS
142 Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Brockton, MA
142 Muskegon Community College Muskegon, MI
142 Ozarka College Melbourne, AR
142 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
142 Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Lisbon, OH
148 PCCTI IT and Healthcare Oak Brook, IL
148 Lorenzo Walker Technical College Naples, FL
148 Connors State College Warner, OK
151 Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing Teaneck, NJ
151 Unitek College South San Francisco, CA
151 Citizens School of Nursing New Kensington, PA
154 Xavier College School of Nursing Stockton, CA
154 Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing Rochester, NY
154 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati, OH
154 Baptist Health College - Little Rock Little Rock, AR
154 Ocean County Vocational-Technical School Toms River, NJ
159 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
159 Coastal Bend College Beeville, TX
161 Delta College of Arts & Technology Baton Rouge, LA
162 Lincoln Technical Institute - New Britain New Britain, CT
162 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
162 Tri-Rivers Career Center Marion, OH
162 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
162 Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program Ford City, PA
167 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
167 Felbry College School of Nursing Columbus, OH
169 Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital Miami, FL
169 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston Livingston, TN
169 California Nurses Educational Institute Palm Springs, CA
169 Northwest-Shoals Community College Muscle Shoals, AL
173 North Central Missouri College Trenton, MO
173 Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, SD
173 Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Altoona, PA

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank School Location
176 Red River Technology Center Duncan, OK
176 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
178 Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA
178 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg, FL
178 Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA
178 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
178 Bishop State Community College Mobile, AL
183 Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa, OK
183 Holmes Community College Goodman, MS
183 Hunter Business School Levittown, NY
183 Suncoast Technical College Sarasota, FL
183 Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka, KS
183 Panola College Carthage, TX
183 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA
183 Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Willow Grove, PA
183 Concorde Career College - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
183 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
193 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
193 Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa Wauwatosa, WI
193 Southeastern Community College West Burlington, IA
193 Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career Lewisburg, PA
193 Green Country Technology Center Okmulgee, OK
193 Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
193 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
200 Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education Zanesville, OH
200 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville Knoxville, TN
200 College of the Redwoods Eureka, CA
200 Ridge Technical College Winter Haven, FL
200 Temple College Temple, TX
200 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
200 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
200 Greater Lowell Technical School Tyngsboro, MA
200 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
200 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Newbern Newbern, TN
200 Regis College Weston, MA
200 Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Bourne, MA
212 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
212 Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Harrison, NY
212 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
212 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Englewood, OH
212 Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA
217 Career Center of Southern Illinois Red Bud, IL
218 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN
218 Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Poughkeepsie, NY
218 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
218 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
218 Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies Weslaco, TX
223 Lake Technical College Eustis, FL
223 Unitek College Hayward, CA
223 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
223 Angeles Institute ARTESIA, CA
223 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
223 East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa, AZ
223 Northwest Technology Center, Alva Alva, OK
230 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
230 Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL
230 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
230 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
230 Marion College School of Nursing Los Angeles, CA
230 Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC

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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