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Nursing Schools in Wisconsin

In 2018-2019, 5,014 students earned their Nursing degrees in WI.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 29 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Wisconsin

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,575
Associate’s Degree 1,694
Master’s Degree 463
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 177
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 177
Post-Master’s Certificate 105
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 105

Gender Distribution

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

Nursing Majors in WI Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 4.0%
  • Black or African American: 4.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.4%
  • White: 81.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.5%
  • Other Races: 5.5%
Nursing Majors in WI Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Wisconsin

In this state, there are 70,020 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. WI

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Wisconsin

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $106,790, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

379 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
25,731 Total Students

A typical student attending UWM will pay a net price of $17,661. The student loan default rate of 8.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 65% of the teachers are full time.

353 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
15,521 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.81 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. 82% of students get financical aid.

#3

Marquette University

Milwaukee
327 Degrees in Major Awarded
80% Graduation Rate
11,819 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $29,693. Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it.

249 Degrees in Major Awarded
85% Graduation Rate
44,257 Total Students

The average student takes 4.37 years to complete their degree at UW - Madison. The student loan default rate is 1.30% which is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.

241 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
2,174 Total Students

The average student takes 4.33 years to complete their degree at Herzing University - Madison. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 10% are considered full time. Graduates earn an average $27,900 after graduation.

205 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,225 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $31,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 98%.

#7

Viterbo University

La Crosse
183 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
2,592 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. The full-time teacher rate is 40%. Most students complete their degree in 4.38 years.

182 Degrees in Major Awarded
58% Graduation Rate
5,777 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.37 years. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $23,889. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.

#9

Marian University

Fond Du Lac
170 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
1,656 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.42 years. In their early career, Marian grads earn an average salary of $39,900. The student loan default rate of 7.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
65% Graduation Rate
11,255 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,673. 76% of the teachers are full time. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Nursing Careers in WI

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title WI Job Growth WI Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 27% $106,160
Nursing Instructors and Professors 19% $78,270
Medical and Health Services Managers 15% $98,600
Nurse Anesthetists 12% $194,750
Registered Nurses 8% $70,150

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

Major Annual Graduates in WI
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 7,066
Allied Health Professions 2,538
Health/Medical Admin Services 1,471
Allied Health Services 1,439
Rehabilitation Professions 994
Public Health 590
Communication Sciences 535
Mental & Social Health Services 532

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