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Nursing Schools in California

17,690 students earned Nursing degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in California

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 8,043
Associate’s Degree 6,448
Master’s Degree 2,496
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 289
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 289
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 289
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 219
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 219
Post-Master’s Certificate 139
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 139
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 56

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 25.9%
  • Black or African American: 5.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 25.9%
  • White: 29.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 13.2%
Nursing Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in California

In this state, there are 347,710 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in California

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $125,770, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 150 colleges in California that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

825 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,976 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%. 86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. An average student at West Coast University - Orange County will pay a net price of $42,206.

792 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,029 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 0.40% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 44% of the teachers are full time.

697 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
9,297 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.00%. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $42,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

669 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
16,053 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.96 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.50%. The full-time teacher rate is 46%.

587 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
2,215 Total Students

In their early career, West Coast University - Los Angeles grads earn an average salary of $74,600. It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%.

466 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
10,636 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 2.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. An average student at USFCA will pay a net price of $32,782.

#7

Unitek College

Fremont
431 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,147 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 39% of students receive it. This private institution charges an average net price of $49,493. 63% of the teachers are full time.

387 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
40,445 Total Students

A typical student attending Cal State Fullerton will pay a net price of $8,234. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.60%. Graduates earn an average $35,100 after graduation.

378 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
16,670 Total Students

The 4.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Most students complete their degree in 4.90 years. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

361 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,058 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $39,865. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate.

Nursing Careers in CA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 35% $126,890
Nurse Anesthetists 29% $197,640
Nursing Instructors and Professors 26% $96,580
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $116,080
Registered Nurses 16% $104,410

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

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Allied Health Services 14,969
Allied Health Professions 9,548
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,457
Health/Medical Admin Services 6,979
Public Health 4,119
Dental Support Services 3,843
Health Sciences & Services 3,841
Mental & Social Health Services 3,164

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