2017 Nursing Degree Buying Guide

Colleges Offering Majors / Degrees in Nursing Ranked for Top Graduate Pay : Nationwide.

Nursing has an average starting salary of $53,333 and an average mid-career income of $70,116. Depending on the school you graduate from, it can vary by as much as $48,600. Look through the list below, and choose wisely.

Not every school produced the same outcomes for Nursing graduates. If you're interested in earning a high salary after graduating, this is the list for you.

Due to lack of data, we couldn't rank every college that offers Nursing. To see a full list of all the colleges offering this program check out our listing of Annual Nursing Graduates. To see a list of all the colleges that offer online degree options in Nursing, check out our listing of Annual Nursing Graduates From Programs Offered Online.

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Sacramento, California
 
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Sacramento, California
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Washington, District of Columbia
 
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San Francisco, California
 
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San Francisco, California
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Rockville Centre, New York
 
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Rockville Centre, New York
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Los Angeles, California
 
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Los Angeles, California
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Hayward, California
 
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San Bernardino, California
 
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San Bernardino, California
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Washington, District of Columbia
 
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Garden City, New York
 
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Garden City, New York
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