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Nursing Schools in Alabama

6,743 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Alabama

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,314
Associate’s Degree 2,028
Master’s Degree 1,888
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 385
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 385
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 385
Post-Master’s Certificate 128
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 128

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 17.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.4%
  • White: 71.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Nursing Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Alabama

In this state, there are 58,980 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Alabama

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $95,970, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 38 colleges in Alabama that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,250 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
14,834 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,871. It takes the average student 4.79 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

1,056 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
21,923 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $17,005. The 5.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

514 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,390 Total Students

75% of the teachers are full time. 80% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years.

373 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,736 Total Students

The 5.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $20,909. The average student takes 4.85 years to complete their degree at UAH.

324 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
8,479 Total Students

68% of the teachers are full time. The 9.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

308 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
16,981 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.66 years. 53% of the teachers are full time. 94% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
30,440 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 86% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $23,696. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

#8

Samford University

Birmingham
220 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,619 Total Students

98% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $37,500 after graduation. The 2.90% student loan default rate is lower than average.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,078 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 79% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $26,900 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $8,924.

185 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,488 Total Students

The average student takes 4.81 years to complete their degree at UNA. In their early career, UNA grads earn an average salary of $28,600. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Nursing Careers in AL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $95,010
Nursing Instructors and Professors 20% $64,010
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $90,500
Nurse Anesthetists 15% $160,480
Registered Nurses 13% $57,930

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Allied Health Professions 1,800
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,630
Allied Health Services 1,105
Health/Medical Admin Services 759
Public Health 450
Rehabilitation Professions 414
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 404
Communication Sciences 399

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