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Nursing Schools in Virginia

6,650 students earned Nursing degrees in Virginia in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Virginia

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,044
Associate’s Degree 2,310
Master’s Degree 637
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 447
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 191
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 191
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 191
Post-Master’s Certificate 21
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in VA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.9%
  • Black or African American: 15.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.9%
  • White: 63.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.6%
  • Other Races: 8.8%
Nursing Majors in VA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Virginia

79,610 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. VA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Virginia

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $89,870. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 64 colleges in Virginia that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

ECPI University

Virginia Beach
609 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
12,947 Total Students

88% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $20,554. The average student takes 4.01 years to complete their degree at ECPI University.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg
532 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
79,152 Total Students

An average student at Liberty University will pay a net price of $27,883. 97% of students get financical aid. It takes the average student 4.49 years to graduate.

436 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
30,697 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 4.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $21,313.

306 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
24,176 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,680. In their early career, Old Dominion grads earn an average salary of $35,500. 93% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#5

James Madison University

Harrisonburg
264 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
21,751 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1. The student loan default rate is 2.30% which is lower than average. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $21,281.

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
93% Graduation Rate
24,639 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $50,300 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $20,281.

236 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
37,316 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 76% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $20,321.

178 Degrees in Major Awarded
10,144 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. A typical student attending John Tyler Community College will pay a net price of $6,837. 25 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

176 Degrees in Major Awarded
8,737 Total Students

18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $24,800 after graduation. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 26% are considered full time.

#10

Shenandoah University

Winchester
166 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,817 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $29,001. Most students complete their degree in 4.32 years. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $37,300 after earning their degree at this institution.

Nursing Careers in VA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title VA Job Growth VA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 44% $102,480
Nursing Instructors and Professors 28% $67,540
Medical and Health Services Managers 24% $104,010
Nurse Anesthetists 21% $187,640
Registered Nurses 14% $68,000

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

Major Annual Graduates in VA
Allied Health Professions 2,831
Mental & Social Health Services 2,596
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,734
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,526
Allied Health Services 1,488
Public Health 933
Rehabilitation Professions 662
Osteopathic Medicine 633

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