2023 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in California
Finding the Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor's Degree School for You
Nursing is the most popular major in California with 18,329 degrees and certificates handed out in 2020-2021.
There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which healthcare program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.
The Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools in California ranking is one of many tools that Healthcare Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 12 schools in California to see which online bachelor's degree programs were the most popular for healthcare students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.
2023 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in California
Top 10 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor's Degree Schools
Our analysis found National University to be the most popular school for nursing students who want to pursue an online bachelor’s degree in California. Located in the large city of La Jolla, National University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.
About 75% of the students majoring in nursing at the school are women while 25% are male.
The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at National University take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $35,476. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $198, based on a 10-year repayment plan.
A rank of #2 on this year’s list means California State University - Dominguez Hills is a great place for nursing students working on their online bachelor’s degree. CSUDH is a large public school located in the small city of Carson.
About 85% of the students majoring in nursing at the school are women while 15% are male.
The average amount in student loans that nursing majors at CSUDH take out while working on their Bachelor's Degree is $20,803.
Out of the 12 online programs at schools in California that were part of this year’s ranking, United States University landed the # 3 spot on the list. USU is a small private for-profit school located in the city of San Diego.
Of the 54 students majoring in nursing at USU, 26% are male and 74% are female.
The in-demand online bachelor’s degree programs at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best nursing schools in California. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of San Mateo.
Women make up 96% of the nursing majors at the school.
Brandman University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Brandman is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.
Pacific College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular online places for nursing students to get a bachelor’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Costa Mesa, Pacific College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.
Of the 4 students majoring in nursing at Pacific College, 50% are male and 50% are female.
While working on their Bachelor's Degree, nursing majors at Pacific College accumulate an average of around $15,905 in student debt.
Stanbridge University ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in California list. Located in the large city of Irvine, Stanbridge is a private for-profit college with a small student population.
After completing their Bachelor's Degree, nursing graduates from Stanbridge carry an average student debtload of $32,734.
Integrity College of Health landed the #9 spot in the 2023 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Integrity College of Health is a small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena.
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia landed the #9 spot in the 2023 rankings for the most popular online bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Located in the rural area of Visalia, San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a private for-profit school with a small student population.
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|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||89,359|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||84,492|
|Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants||84,274|
|Allied Health Professions||82,308|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 12 schools only.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
- Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle.
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