Pre-Nursing Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
2,356
declining 7.46%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$5,784
growing 7.78%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$27,290
growing 4.96%
Average Wage
$78,297
growing 1.41%
People in Workforce
4.3M
growing 4.2%
Average Employee Age
42.9
declining 0.429%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Pre-Nursing Studies degree recipients are Indianapolis city (balance), IN, Milledgeville, GA, and Tulsa, OK. The locations with a relatively high number of Pre-Nursing Studies degree recipients are Cheraw, SC, Crownpoint, NM, and Crow Agency, MT. The most common degree awarded to students studying Pre-Nursing Studies is a associates degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Pre-Nursing Studies and the types of students that study this field. Ivy Tech Community College awards the most degrees in Pre-Nursing Studies in the US, but Northeastern Technical College and Georgia Military College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Pre-Nursing Studies.

Tuition costs for Pre-Nursing Studies majors are, on average, $5,784 for in-state public colleges, and $27,290 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Pre-Nursing Studies programs are Public, 2-year institutions (70 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (1,783 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Pre-Nursing Studies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Pre-Nursing Studies, is Public, 2-year (1,783 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,784
Median In-State Public
$27,290
Median Out of State Private

Ivy Tech Community College has the most Pre-Nursing Studies degree recipients, with 493 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Pre-Nursing Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Northeastern Technical College has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Pre-Nursing Studies, with 22.3%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Pre-Nursing Studies

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $78,297 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$78,297
Average Wage in Workforce
± $812
1.41%
1 Year Growth
± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $78,297 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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4.3M
2020 Workforce
± 50,194
4.2%
1 Year Growth
± 1.6%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.2%, from 4.13M in 2019 to 4.3M in 2020.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (36.9%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries by Share

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4.3M
2020 Workforce
± 50,194
4.2%
1 Year Growth
± 1.6%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.2%, from 4.13M in 2019 to 4.3M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Outpatient care centers. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Health in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Health (1,297 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Pre-Nursing Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Health.
42.9
Average Age in 2020
± 0.155 Years
0.429%
1 Year Change
± 0.516%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 28 years old, which represent 2.91% and 2.87% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Pre-Nursing Studies are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (90.7%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,297 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    534 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    210 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Pre-Nursing Studies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Female
    539 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    287 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    133 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Pre-Nursing Studies. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    198,228 degree recipients
  2. India
    81,509 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    30,881 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Philippines
    5.24 times more than expected
  2. Cameroon
    3.76 times more than expected
  3. Nigeria
    3.37 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Health degrees (5.24 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (198,228 degree recipients).

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