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Nursing Schools in Kentucky

5,348 students earned Nursing degrees in Kentucky 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 Kentucky

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,122
Associate’s Degree 1,799
Master’s Degree 980
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 300
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 300
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 300
Post-Master’s Certificate 147
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 147

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in KY Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Black or African American: 6.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.4%
  • White: 82.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Nursing Majors in KY Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Kentucky

56,240 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. KY

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Kentucky

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $91,820, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 43 colleges in Kentucky that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

865 Degrees in Major Awarded

The student loan default rate is 1.90% which is lower than average. 82% of the teachers are full time.

775 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,954 Total Students

An average student at Galen College of Nursing - Louisville will pay a net price of $24,568. 47% of the teachers are full time. 94% of students get financical aid.

428 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
15,815 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $13,845. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,800 a year.

363 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
29,182 Total Students

86% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate is 5.90% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it.

347 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
19,456 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 96% get financial aid. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 9.20%.

#6

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights
297 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
14,764 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.76 years. Graduates earn an average $32,800 after graduation. 99% of students get financical aid.

284 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
21,430 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. Graduates earn an average $34,800 after graduation. 97% of students get financical aid.

#8

Bellarmine University

Louisville
158 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
3,369 Total Students

100% of students get financical aid. The 4.20% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.19 years to graduate.

128 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
9,454 Total Students

The 8.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.59 years to complete their degree at Murray State.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
10,195 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,759. The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at Morehead State University. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 77% are considered full time.

#10

Spalding University

Louisville
117 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
1,758 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 50%. This private school has an average net price of $23,596. In their early career, Spalding grads earn an average salary of $35,400.

Nursing Careers in KY

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title KY Job Growth KY Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 33% $96,180
Nursing Instructors and Professors 22% $71,700
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $83,550
Nurse Midwives 14% $99,000
Nurse Anesthetists 14% $158,770
Registered Nurses 12% $61,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in KY
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 3,661
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,458
Allied Health Services 1,355
Allied Health Professions 1,254
Rehabilitation Professions 483
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 477
Public Health 448
Dental Support Services 398

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