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Nursing at University of Kansas

Nursing is one of the majors in the health professions program at University of Kansas.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, average starting salaries, and more. In addition, we cover how KU ranks in comparison to other schools with nursing programs.

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Nursing Degrees Available at KU

KU Nursing Rankings

The bachelor's program at KU was ranked #435 on College Factual's Best Schools for nursing list. It is also ranked #1 in Kansas.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Online Nursing Schools 24
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 29
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Online Nursing Schools 51
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 121
Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools 124
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 207
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 212
Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools 300
Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools 305
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 447
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 454
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 528
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 546
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing 877

Popularity of Nursing at KU

During the 2019-2020 academic year, University of Kansas handed out 192 bachelor's degrees in nursing. Due to this, the school was ranked #229 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 1% over the previous year when 194 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 26 students received their master’s degree in nursing from KU. This makes it the #342 most popular school for nursing master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 72 students received their doctoral degrees in nursing in 2020, making the school the #28 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Nursing Graduates from KU Make?

Salary of Nursing Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Nursing majors who earn their bachelor's degree from KU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $57,500 a year. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $61,050 for all nursing students.

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How Much Student Debt Do Nursing Graduates from KU Have?

Student Debt of Nursing Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at KU, nursing students borrow a median amount of $17,561 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all nursing bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $23,387.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the nursing program at KU is $182 per month.

Student Debt of Nursing Graduates with a Master's Degree

At KU, a typical nursing student working on their master's degree borrrows about $31,875 in student loans. This means that these borrowers may have an easier time paying back their loans thatn the typical nursing graduate who borrows a median amount of $41,000.

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Those master's students from KU on a 10-year student debt repayment plan end up paying a median amount of $371 per month.

Nursing Student Diversity at KU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at University of Kansas.

KU Nursing Bachelor’s Program

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 192 students earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from KU. About 90% of these graduates were women and the other 10% were men.

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The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at KU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 78% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Kansas with a bachelor's in nursing.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 150
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 6

KU Nursing Master’s Program

All of the 13 students who graduated with a Master’s in nursing from KU in 2020 were women.

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The majority of master's degree recipients in this major at KU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 69% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Kansas with a master's in nursing.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 9
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 283
Medicine 208
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 127
Communication Sciences 84
Allied Health Professions 57

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