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Nursing Schools in Utah

15,739 students earned Nursing degrees in Utah in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Utah

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,787
Master’s Degree 3,394
Associate’s Degree 1,431
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 121
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 121
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 121
Post-Master’s Certificate 6
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 6

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in UT Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 6.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.8%
  • White: 75.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.1%
  • Other Races: 6.0%
Nursing Majors in UT Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Utah

27,000 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. UT

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Utah

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $104,770, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 20 colleges in Utah that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

12,832 Degrees in Major Awarded
14% Graduation Rate
136,139 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.67 years to graduate. The student loan default rate of 4.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 41 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

743 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
29,644 Total Students

21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. In their early career, WSU grads earn an average salary of $36,100. 95% of the teachers are full time.

325 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,064 Total Students

16 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $43,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate is 8.70% which is lower than average.

#4

University of Utah

Salt Lake City
314 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
32,852 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.74 years to graduate. The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 85% of students receive it.

#5

Nightingale College

Salt Lake City
235 Degrees in Major Awarded
853 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 73%. This private school has an average net price of $31,834. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#6

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City
211 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,517 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $30,200 after earning their degree at this institution. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 22% of the teachers are full time.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
41,728 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $34,500 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,572.

#8

Dixie State University

Saint George
183 Degrees in Major Awarded
18% Graduation Rate
11,193 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.70 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,600 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 35% are considered full time.

#9

Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City
143 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
2,215 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $39,200 after graduation. The average student takes 4.40 years to complete their degree at Westminster College Salt Lake. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

133 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
34,318 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $13,181. Most students complete their degree in 5.01 years. 71% of the teachers are full time.

Nursing Careers in UT

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title UT Job Growth UT Median Salary
Nursing Instructors and Professors 59% $73,260
Nurse Practitioners 51% $105,160
Nurse Midwives 44% $108,770
Medical and Health Services Managers 39% $89,900
Registered Nurses 36% $63,570
Nurse Anesthetists 33% $156,810

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

Major Annual Graduates in UT
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 2,036
Allied Health Services 1,686
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,073
Allied Health Professions 1,062
Public Health 804
Communication Sciences 622
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 596
Dental Support Services 428

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