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Nursing at California State University - Fresno

If you are interested in studying nursing, you may want to check out the program at California State University - Fresno. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Fresno State is located in Fresno, California and has a total student population of 25,497. Of the 414 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from California State University - Fresno in 2021, 154 of them were nursing majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Nursing section at the bottom of this page.

Fresno State Nursing Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Doctorate Degree in Nursing

Online Classes Are Available at Fresno State

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Fresno State does offer online courses in nursing for the following degree levels:

Fresno State Nursing Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the nursing progam at Fresno State compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The nursing major at Fresno State is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 41
Best Value Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 57
Most Popular Online Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 71
Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 167
Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 209
Most Popular Online Nursing Schools 242
Best Nursing Schools 243
Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 301
Most Focused Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 304
Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 587
Most Focused Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 886
Most Focused Nursing Schools 1,752

In 2021, 1 student received their master’s degree in nursing from Fresno State. This is the #588 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 12 students who received their doctoral degrees in nursing, making the school the #209 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Fresno State Nursing Graduates

The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at Fresno State is $84,004. This is 34% higher than $62,880, which is the national average for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.


Nursing Student Demographics at Fresno State

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at California State University - Fresno.

Fresno State Nursing Bachelor’s Program

83% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 154 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Fresno State in 2020-2021, 17% were men and 83% were women. The typical nursing bachelor's degree program is made up of only 13% men. So male students are more repesented at Fresno State since its program graduates 4% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 37% more racial-ethnic minorities in its nursing bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from California State University - Fresno with a bachelor's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 48
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 27
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

Fresno State Nursing Master’s Program

100% Women
The nursing program at Fresno State awarded 1 master's degree in 2020-2021.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from California State University - Fresno with a master's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Fresno State also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 12 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Nursing

If you plan to be a nursing major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from California State University - Fresno. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 155
Nursing Practice 12

Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into

A degree in nursing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for California State University - Fresno.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Registered Nurses 294,510 $106,950
Medical and Health Services Managers 34,510 $125,770
Nurse Practitioners 13,420 $133,780
Nursing Instructors and Professors 3,390 $101,320
Nurse Anesthetists 1,180 $212,210


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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