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Undergraduate Certificates in Nursing

2,700 Yearly Graduations
$52,700 Median Salary
$14,875 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in nursing is offered at 107 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,700 undergraduate certificates were awarded to nursing majors. This makes it the 7th most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 154,540
Associate’s Degree 83,213
Master’s Degree 51,213
Doctor’s Degree 8,781
Graduate Certificate 3,386
Undergraduate Certificate 2,700
Basic Certificate 1,476

Earnings of Nursing Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in nursing is $52,700. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $50,175 to a high of $57,175.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in nursing is $14,875. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $19,051 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,750.

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The median monthly payment of a nursing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $154.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in nursing. About 87.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 331
Women 2,369
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of nursing undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 114
Black or African American 303
Hispanic or Latino 273
White 1,884
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 112
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 107 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
130 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for nursing students seekingan undergraduate certificate is St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

125 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Covenant School of Nursing. About 89% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

115 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

110 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing. About 82% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
100 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Saddleback College. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. The nursing program at Saddleback College awarded 100 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 80% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

100 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from RHSHS. About 93% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
94 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 15,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Oakland Community College. Of these students, 89% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Aria Health School of Nursing

Trevose, Pennsylvania
92 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Aria Health School of Nursing comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The nursing program at Aria Health School of Nursing awarded 92 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
90 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Butler Community College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 90 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Butler CC. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#10

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
84 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Pasadena City College. About 76% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

79 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from BHSN. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#12

Citizens School of Nursing

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
77 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Citizens School of Nursing is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Citizens School of Nursing awarded 77 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Collins Career Center

Chesapeake, Ohio
74 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Collins Career Center is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Collins Career Center. Of these students, 86% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
68 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. About 88% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts
65 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 3,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their undergraduate certificate in nursing from Regis College. Of these students, 85% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
65 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawkeye Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Hawkeye Community College awarded 65 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#17

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in nursing. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center awarded 59 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

58 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing awarded 58 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Lutheran School of Nursing

Saint Louis, Missouri
58 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lutheran School of Nursing is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 undergraduate certificates were handed out to nursing majors at Lutheran School of Nursing. About 88% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Watts School of Nursing

Durham, North Carolina
54 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Watts School of Nursing is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in nursing. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The nursing program at Watts School of Nursing awarded 54 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 89% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Nursing Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 2,414
Nursing Research & Other 130
Nursing Practice 109
Nursing Education 29
Family Practice Nursing 18

Below are some popular majors that are similar to nursing that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Services 48,726
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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