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Nursing Schools in North Carolina

7,453 students earned Nursing degrees in North Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

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 North Carolina

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,526
Associate’s Degree 2,529
Master’s Degree 938
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 313
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 313
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 313
Post-Master’s Certificate 93
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 93
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 54
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 54

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.8%
  • Black or African American: 14.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.0%
  • White: 70.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
Nursing Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in North Carolina

121,880 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in North Carolina

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $104,100, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 87 colleges in North Carolina that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

922 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,747 Total Students

76% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $18,910. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

#2

Duke University

Durham
519 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.10 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 66% of students receive it. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average.

509 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
28,718 Total Students

19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 5.60% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $16,506.

385 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
5,190 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $11,802. 14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 98% of students get financical aid.

333 Degrees in Major Awarded
56% Graduation Rate
20,106 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 76%. It takes the average student 4.51 years to graduate. This public school has an average net price of $12,158.

330 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
29,710 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.59 years. 71% of the teachers are full time. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

288 Degrees in Major Awarded
90% Graduation Rate
30,011 Total Students

A typical student attending UNC Chapel Hill will pay a net price of $13,918. The average student takes 4.09 years to complete their degree at UNC Chapel Hill. 77% of the teachers are full time.

278 Degrees in Major Awarded
57% Graduation Rate
11,639 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.41 years. The student loan default rate is 6.00% which is lower than average.

187 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%. A typical student attending Appalachian State will pay a net price of $14,018. 77% of the teachers are full time.

#9

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs
187 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
3,598 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 98% are considered full time. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $19,815. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.10%.

Nursing Careers in NC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 36% $101,540
Nursing Instructors and Professors 23% $64,520
Medical and Health Services Managers 19% $101,020
Nurse Midwives 18% $101,080
Nurse Anesthetists 16% $169,300
Registered Nurses 16% $62,940

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

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Health/Medical Admin Services 4,046
Allied Health Professions 2,305
Allied Health Services 1,989
Public Health 1,178
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,051
Mental & Social Health Services 1,036
Rehabilitation Professions 827
Dental Support Services 657

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