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Nursing Schools in Washington

In 2018-2019, 3,747 students earned their Nursing degrees in WA.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 1st most popular major in the state out of a total 31 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Washington

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 1,640
Bachelor’s Degree 1,449
Master’s Degree 358
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 247
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 247
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 247
Post-Master’s Certificate 53
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 53

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 10.8%
  • Black or African American: 4.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.8%
  • White: 62.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 13.4%
Nursing Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Washington

68,580 people in the state and 3,609,760 in the nation are employed in jobs related to nursing.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Washington

In this state, nursing grads earn an average of $102,670. Nationwide, they make an average of $106,910.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 47 colleges in Washington that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

477 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,478 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $40,600 after graduation. A typical student attending Wazzu will pay a net price of $15,768. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

296 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,563 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $47,100 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 1.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. An average student at Gonzaga will pay a net price of $33,545.

292 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

61% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending UW Seattle will pay a net price of $12,001. 79% of the teachers are full time.

248 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,291 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 70%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $44,400 a year. It takes the average student 4.15 years to graduate.

206 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,970 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 65% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. The 2.80% student loan default rate is lower than average.

120 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,860 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. 83% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,176.

#7

Bellevue College

Bellevue
112 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,226 Total Students

99% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, BC grads earn an average salary of $35,700. The 7.40% student loan default rate is lower than average.

107 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,957 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 49% of students receive it. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.

105 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,207 Total Students

11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.20 years to graduate.

103 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,819 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,226. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $26,000 after graduation.

Nursing Careers in WA

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $116,350
Nurse Midwives 25% $101,800
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $107,270
Registered Nurses 21% $79,920
Nurse Anesthetists 19% $186,000
Nursing Instructors and Professors 18% $70,190

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

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Allied Health Services 3,677
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,436
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,275
Dental Support Services 817
Allied Health Professions 781
Mental & Social Health Services 741
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 712
Public Health 632

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