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Nursing Schools in Tennessee

5,664 Nursing students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 28 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Tennessee

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,898
Master’s Degree 1,239
Associate’s Degree 1,210
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 242
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 242
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 242
Post-Master’s Certificate 75
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 75

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 10.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • White: 78.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 4.8%
Nursing Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Tennessee

80,860 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Tennessee

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $85,040. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 46 colleges in Tennessee that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

474 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

The 9.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. This public school has an average net price of $11,206.

448 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

The average student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree at Vanderbilt. Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

399 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
4,867 Total Students

The average student takes 4.31 years to complete their degree at LMU. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 46% are considered full time. The student loan default rate is 3.40% which is lower than average.

384 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,685 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.74 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. A typical student attending UofM will pay a net price of $13,048.

295 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $19,142. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

293 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
2,834 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 99% of students receive it. Graduates earn an average $33,100 after graduation. This private institution charges an average net price of $25,016.

#7

Union University

Jackson
260 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
3,172 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,500 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 4.70% which is lower than average.

205 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,252 Total Students

7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate is 4.70% which is lower than average. 64% of the teachers are full time.

#9

King University

Bristol
195 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,968 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.30 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $21,302. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 46% are considered full time.

#10

Belmont University

Nashville
189 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
8,440 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $35,861. Of all the students who attend this school, 92% get financial aid. The average student takes 4.17 years to complete their degree at Belmont.

Nursing Careers in TN

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 40% $96,440
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,660
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $89,050
Nurse Midwives 25% $86,790
Registered Nurses 19% $60,120
Nurse Anesthetists 19% $150,780

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

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Allied Health Professions 2,513
Allied Health Services 1,892
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,628
Health/Medical Admin Services 790
Dental Support Services 700
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 539
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 507
Rehabilitation Professions 502

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