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Nursing at United States University

If you plan to study nursing, take a look at what United States University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

USU is located in San Diego, California and approximately 1,981 students attend the school each year. Of the 55 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from United States University in 2021, 54 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.

USU Nursing Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at USU

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.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? USU offers distance education options for nursing at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

USU Nursing Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks nursing programs across the country. The following shows how USU performed in these rankings.

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 USU 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
Most Focused Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 2
Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 5
Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 5
Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 19
Best Value Nursing Schools 24
Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 85
Most Focused Nursing Schools 93
Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 102
Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 105
Most Popular Nursing Schools 112
Most Popular Online Nursing Schools 133
Best Nursing Schools 234
Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 238
Most Focused Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 275
Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools 275
Most Focused Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 348
Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 652

In 2021, 397 students received their master’s degree in nursing from USU. This makes it the #19 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

Nursing Student Demographics at USU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at United States University.

USU Nursing Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 54 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing from USU in 2020-2021, 26% were men and 74% were women. The typical nursing bachelor's degree program is made up of only 13% men. So male students are more repesented at USU since its program graduates 13% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% 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 United States University with a bachelor's in nursing.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 26
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

USU Nursing Master’s Program

83% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 397 students earned a master's degree in nursing from USU. About 83% of these graduates were women and the other 17% were men. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 13% men graduate in nursing each year. USU does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 4% more men than average.


In the nursing master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 63% of degree recipients. That is 27% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 103
Black or African American 71
Hispanic or Latino 66
White 143
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

USU also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Nursing

The following nursing concentations are available at United States University. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from United States University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 388
Registered Nursing 54
Nursing Administration 9

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 United States University.

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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