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Nursing Schools in Minnesota

In 2018-2019, 12,128 students earned their Nursing degrees in MN.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 30 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Minnesota

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,783
Master’s Degree 4,431
Associate’s Degree 2,251
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 563
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 563
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 563
Post-Master’s Certificate 100
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 100

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in MN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.6%
  • Black or African American: 16.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.2%
  • White: 62.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 12.0%
Nursing Majors in MN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Minnesota

In this state, there are 84,620 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. MN

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Minnesota

Nursing grads earn an average of $113,440 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 49 colleges in Minnesota that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis
4,832 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
48,420 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis
2,004 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
37,859 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. The 6.80% student loan default rate is lower than average. An average student at Capella University will pay a net price of $7,290.

840 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
3,971 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $17,114. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 30% are considered full time. The 7.30% student loan default rate is lower than average.

419 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
3,906 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. This private institution charges an average net price of $23,232. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

348 Degrees in Major Awarded
77% Graduation Rate
51,327 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.20% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1. 83% of the teachers are full time.

300 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
7,605 Total Students

The 3.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. It takes the average student 5.39 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

287 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
4,401 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. An average student at St. Kate's will pay a net price of $19,131.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
14,325 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 67% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $16,035. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

250 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
7,592 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 6.00% which is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. A typical student attending Metro State will pay a net price of $15,549.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
4,897 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 64%. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1.

Nursing Careers in MN

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title MN Job Growth MN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 28% $115,550
Medical and Health Services Managers 18% $100,090
Nursing Instructors and Professors 18% $0
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $184,330
Nurse Midwives 15% $108,480
Registered Nurses 11% $77,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in MN
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,989
Health/Medical Admin Services 2,546
Mental & Social Health Services 1,990
Allied Health Services 1,234
Public Health 1,025
Allied Health Professions 872
Dental Support Services 656
Rehabilitation Professions 574

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