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Nursing Schools in Florida

18,904 students earned Nursing degrees in Florida in the 2018-2019 year.

A Nursing major is the 1st most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Florida

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 8,249
Bachelor’s Degree 7,870
Master’s Degree 2,163
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 525
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 525
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 525
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 62
Post-Master’s Certificate 62
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 35

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in FL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.3%
  • Black or African American: 16.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 24.2%
  • White: 46.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 7.2%
Nursing Majors in FL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Florida

In this state, there are 190,700 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. FL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Florida

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $101,100. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 95 colleges in Florida that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,185 Degrees in Major Awarded
9% Graduation Rate
8,808 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.30%. In their early career, Rasmussen University - Florida grads earn an average salary of $27,500.

918 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
44,246 Total Students

77% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.42 years to complete their degree at USF Tampa. A typical student attending USF Tampa will pay a net price of $9,838.

893 Degrees in Major Awarded
59% Graduation Rate
19,567 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $28,000 after graduation. This private school has an average net price of $30,767.

780 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
69,402 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. The student loan default rate of 2.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

770 Degrees in Major Awarded
51,679 Total Students

84% of students get financical aid. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, MDC grads earn an average salary of $25,700.

610 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
12,557 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $31,500 after graduation. 89% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public school has an average net price of $8,125.

#7

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville
565 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,164 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time. This private school has an average net price of $21,588. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 98% of students receive it.

#8

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale
556 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
20,576 Total Students

100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 2.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

#9

St Petersburg College

Clearwater
522 Degrees in Major Awarded
28,853 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. 24% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,000 a year.

#10

University of Miami

Coral Gables
505 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
17,811 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. An average student at U Miami will pay a net price of $30,841. It takes the average student 4.16 years to graduate.

Nursing Careers in FL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title FL Job Growth FL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 45% $97,270
Nursing Instructors and Professors 30% $0
Nurse Anesthetists 27% $154,360
Nurse Midwives 26% $93,880
Medical and Health Services Managers 26% $95,740
Registered Nurses 21% $64,400

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

Major Annual Graduates in FL
Health/Medical Admin Services 11,121
Allied Health Professions 8,526
Allied Health Services 7,873
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 4,376
Health Sciences & Services 3,521
Public Health 1,994
Dental Support Services 1,713
Mental & Social Health Services 1,453

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