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2022 Best Registered Nursing Schools

1,780 Colleges in the United States
255,026 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded
Ranked #3 in popularity, registered nursing is one of the most sought-after degree programs in the nation. So, there are lots of possibilities to explore when you're trying to determine where you want to get your degree.

College Factual looked at 1,780 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Best Registered Nursing Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 255,026 degrees in registered nursing to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Registered Nursing School

Best Registered Nursing Schools The registered nursing program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Registered Nursing rankings. For our Best Overall Registered Nursing School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Pick Your Registered Nursing Degree Level

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Registered Nursing Schools list to help you make the college decision. More interested in schools in a specific area of the country? Filter this list by region or state.

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Best Schools for Registered Nursing in the United States

Although we recommend filtering by degree level first, you can view the list below to see which schools give the educational experience for the registered nursing degree levels they offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Registered Nursing

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In CA
625 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Samuel Merritt University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a degree in registered nursing. Samuel Merritt University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Oakland.

There were roughly 625 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Samuel Merritt University in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Samuel Merritt University

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In NY
259 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Helene Fuld College of Nursing is one of the best schools in the country for getting a degree in registered nursing. HFCN is a small private not-for-profit college located in the large city of New York.

There were about 259 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at HFCN in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Helene Fuld College of Nursing

#3

Yale University

New Haven, CT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In CT
134 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Yale University is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in registered nursing. Yale is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of New Haven. A Best Schools rank of #8 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Yale is a great university overall.

There were roughly 134 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Yale in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Yale University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In NY
277 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Columbia University in the City of New York is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in registered nursing. Columbia is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 2nd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 277 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Columbia in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Columbia University in the City of New York

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In TX
451 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Houston, UTHealth is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.

There were about 451 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UTHealth in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In TX
1,051 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Lubbock, TTUHSC is a public university with a medium-sized student population.

There were approximately 1051 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at TTUHSC in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
36th Most Popular In CA
98 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Los Angeles, L.A. County School of Nursing is a public college with a fairly small student population.

There were about 98 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at L.A. County School of Nursing in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health

#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12th Most Popular In PA
199 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UPenn is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Philadelphia. A Best Schools rank of #13 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UPenn is a great university overall.

There were roughly 199 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UPenn in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of Pennsylvania

#9

New York University

New York, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NY
430 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. This university ranks 7th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were about 430 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent year we have data available.

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#10

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
325 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Georgetown is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #18 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Georgetown is a great university overall.

There were roughly 325 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Georgetown in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Georgetown University

#11

Duke University

Durham, NC
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11th Most Popular In NC
133 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Duke is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Durham. A Best Schools rank of #9 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means Duke is a great university overall.

There were approximately 133 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Duke in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Duke University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
759 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

West Coast University - Orange County is a small private for-profit university located in the large city of Anaheim.

There were approximately 759 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at West Coast University - Orange County in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from West Coast University - Orange County

#13

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MD
270 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population. This university ranks 1st out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Maryland.

There were roughly 270 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Johns Hopkins in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In CA
534 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Ontario, West Coast University - Ontario is a private for-profit university with a small student population.

There were roughly 534 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at West Coast University - Ontario in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from West Coast University - Ontario

#15

West Coast University - Los Angeles

North Hollywood, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
651 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

West Coast University - Los Angeles is a small private for-profit university located in the city of North Hollywood.

There were approximately 651 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at West Coast University - Los Angeles in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from West Coast University - Los Angeles

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
26th Most Popular In CA
166 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UCSF is a small public university located in the large city of San Francisco.

There were roughly 166 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UCSF in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of California - San Francisco

#17

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
15th Most Popular In CA
228 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Loma Linda.

There were about 228 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Loma Linda University in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Loma Linda University

#18

Pacific College

Costa Mesa, CA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
115th Most Popular In CA

Located in the city of Costa Mesa, Pacific College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

There were roughly 12 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Pacific College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Pacific College

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
43rd Most Popular In NY
125 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate is a public university with a small student population.

There were about 125 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Downstate in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

#20

Union County College

Cranford, NJ
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In NJ
354 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Union County College is a medium-sized public college located in the suburb of Cranford. This college ranks 15th out of 49 schools for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were about 354 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Union County College in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Union County College

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MD
396 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UMB is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Baltimore.

There were roughly 396 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UMB in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from University of Maryland - Baltimore

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7th Most Popular In TX
363 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

UTMB Galveston is a small public university located in the fringe town of Galveston.

There were about 363 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at UTMB Galveston in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NV
335 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Roseman University of Health Sciences is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Henderson.

There were about 335 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Roseman University of Health Sciences in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Roseman University of Health Sciences

#24

Villanova University

Villanova, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
10th Most Popular In PA
317 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Villanova is a large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Villanova. This university ranks 8th out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 317 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Villanova in the most recent data year.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Villanova University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13th Most Popular In VA
158 Registered Nursing Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Arlington, Chamberlain - Virginia is a private for-profit university with a fairly small student population.

There were about 158 registered nursing students who graduated with this degree at Chamberlain - Virginia in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in registered nursing from Chamberlain University - Virginia

Rest of the Top 50 Best Registered Nursing Schools

#27

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
#28

Chamberlain University - New Jersey

North Brunswick, NJ
#29

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

#32

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

#33

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
#34

Ambria College of Nursing

Hoffman Estates, IL
#35

Excelsior College

Albany, NY
#36

Wagner College

Staten Island, NY
#39

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY

#43

Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay

Saint Petersburg, FL
#44

Adelphi University

Garden City, NY
#45

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY
#48

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA
#49

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Registered Nursing Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 1780 different United States registered nursing schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Chamberlain University - Texas Houston, TX
51 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA
52 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
53 The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
54 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
55 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
56 University of Portland Portland, OR
57 Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
58 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
59 University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE
60 Chamberlain University - Florida Jacksonville, FL
61 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
62 George Washington University Washington, DC
63 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
64 Northeastern University Boston, MA
65 University of Delaware Newark, DE
66 University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
67 West Coast University-Miami Doral, FL
68 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI
69 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
70 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - El Paso El-Paso, TX
71 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
72 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
73 Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
74 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
75 Resurrection University Chicago, IL
76 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
77 Fresno City College Fresno, CA
78 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
79 College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
80 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
81 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
82 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
83 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
84 St Olaf College Northfield, MN
85 Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
86 Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford, IL
87 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
88 Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
89 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
90 Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT
91 Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
92 Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
93 South Texas College McAllen, TX
94 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
95 Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
96 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
97 Valencia College Orlando, FL
98 Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
99 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
100 Capella University Minneapolis, MN
101 Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH
102 University of Providence Great Falls, MT
103 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Boston, MA
104 Texas A&M University - College Station College Station, TX
105 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
106 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ
107 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
108 Chamberlain University - North Carolina Charlotte, NC
109 Riverside City College Riverside, CA
110 Merced College Merced, CA
111 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
112 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
113 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
114 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
115 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
116 Hampton University Hampton, VA
117 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
118 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
119 Simmons University Boston, MA
120 University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA
121 Yuba College Marysville, CA
122 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
123 College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx, NY
124 Chamberlain University - Arizona Phoenix, AZ
125 Creighton University Omaha, NE
126 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
127 Endicott College Beverly, MA
128 Trocaire College Buffalo, NY
129 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
130 Capital Community College Hartford, CT
131 California State University - Sacramento Sacramento, CA
132 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
133 Seattle University Seattle, WA
134 University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
135 Pace University - New York New York, NY
136 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
137 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
138 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
139 Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA
140 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
141 California State University - Stanislaus Turlock, CA
142 Nevada State College Henderson, NV
143 Iowa State University Ames, IA
144 Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA
145 Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN
146 Towson University Towson, MD
147 The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN
148 Carrington College, Sacramento Sacramento, CA
149 California State University - Channel Islands Camarillo, CA
150 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
151 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
152 St. Joseph’s College - New York Brooklyn, NY
153 Walden University Minneapolis, MN
154 California State University - San Marcos San Marcos, CA
155 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
156 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
157 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA
158 Winona State University Winona, MN
159 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
160 Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO
161 Chamberlain University - Ohio Columbus, OH
162 Bellin College Green Bay, WI
163 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
164 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
165 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
166 Simpson University Redding, CA
167 Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD
168 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
169 Biola University La Mirada, CA
170 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
171 Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
172 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
173 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
174 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
175 El Centro College Dallas, TX
176 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
177 Clemson University Clemson, SC
178 Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
179 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
180 Ventura College Ventura, CA
181 California State University - Chico Chico, CA
182 University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wilmington, NC
183 Baylor University Waco, TX
184 George Fox University Newberg, OR
185 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
186 Misericordia University Dallas, PA
187 Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
188 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
189 National University La Jolla, CA
190 Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
191 Moravian College Bethlehem, PA
192 Kettering College Kettering, OH
193 College of San Mateo San Mateo, CA
194 Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA
195 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
196 College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA
197 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
198 California State University - East Bay Hayward, CA
199 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
200 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI
201 Butte College Oroville, CA
202 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
203 Denver College of Nursing Denver, CO
204 Southern Regional Technical College Thomasville, GA
205 Cypress College Cypress, CA
206 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
207 Clarkson College Omaha, NE
208 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
209 Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, WI
210 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
211 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
212 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH
213 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
214 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH
215 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
216 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
217 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
218 Luther College Decorah, IA
219 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
219 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
221 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
222 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
223 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
224 University of Phoenix - Arizona Tempe, AZ
225 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
226 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
227 Lehman College Bronx, NY
228 University of Phoenix - California Costa Mesa, CA
229 Chamberlain University - Georgia Atlanta, GA
230 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
231 Salve Regina University Newport, RI
232 California State University - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
233 Highline College Des Moines, WA
234 Gwynedd Mercy University Gwynedd Valley, PA
235 Catholic University of America Washington, DC
236 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
237 Rasmussen University - Florida Ocala, FL
238 Hunter College New York, NY
239 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
240 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
241 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
242 Hope College Holland, MI
243 Carolinas College of Health Sciences Charlotte, NC
244 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
245 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
246 Bryan College of Health Sciences Lincoln, NE
247 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
248 Texas A & M University - Central Texas Killeen, TX
249 Galen College of Nursing - Louisville Louisville, KY
250 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester, MA
251 York College of Pennsylvania York, PA
252 Monroe College Bronx, NY
253 Amarillo College Amarillo, TX
254 Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME
255 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
256 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
257 Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, NY
258 College of the Mainland Texas City, TX
259 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
260 Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI
261 Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA
262 Pasadena City College Pasadena, CA
263 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC
264 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
265 California State University - Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
266 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
267 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Registered Nursing students that almost earned our Best Registered Nursing Schools award.

Rank College Location
268 LIU Post Brookville, NY
269 Illinois State University Normal, IL
270 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA
271 Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN
272 Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA
273 Galveston College Galveston, TX
274 Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA
275 Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
276 Xavier University Cincinnati, OH
276 Galen College of Nursing - Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
278 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
279 Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
280 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
281 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
282 Viterbo University La Crosse, WI
283 Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead, MN
284 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, PA
285 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
286 University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City, OK
287 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
288 St. Francis College Brooklyn Heights, NY
289 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Cape Girardeau, MO
290 Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, CA
291 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
292 Washington State University Pullman, WA
293 University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV
294 Westfield State University Westfield, MA
295 University of Mary Bismarck, ND
296 Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
297 Northwestern College Orange City, IA
298 Truman State University Kirksville, MO
299 Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
300 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ
301 Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ
302 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
303 Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, IN
304 Belmont University Nashville, TN
305 Seattle Central College Seattle, WA
306 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
306 Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA
308 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
309 Mercy College of Ohio Toledo, OH
310 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
311 University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC
312 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA
313 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans New Orleans, LA
314 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
315 Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
316 Auburn University Auburn, AL
317 Niagara University Niagara University, NY
318 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
319 New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY
320 Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI
321 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
322 Concordia University, Irvine Irvine, CA
323 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
324 Bradley University Peoria, IL
325 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
326 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
327 College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown, NJ
328 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
329 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
330 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
331 University of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
332 GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ
333 Berea College Berea, KY
334 Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA
335 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
336 Gateway Community College New Haven, CT
337 Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA
338 Houston Community College Houston, TX
339 Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY
340 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK
341 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
342 California State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA
343 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
344 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
345 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
346 Lee College Baytown, TX
347 Florida International University Miami, FL
348 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
349 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
350 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, NM
351 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
352 Elms College Chicopee, MA
353 Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, MA
354 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA
355 Aurora University Aurora, IL
356 John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR

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Registered Nursing is one of 22 different types of Nursing programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 15,593
Nursing Administration 7,987
Nursing Practice 7,330
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 5,400
Nursing Science 4,574
Nurse Anesthetist 1,850
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 1,685
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 1,410
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 864
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 611

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Aleksahgabrielle.

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