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2023 Registered Nursing Students

There are about 1,068,224 students enrolled in Registered Nursing in the USA.

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College is a profoundly constructive period of one's life; it's a time for personal growth and evolution. Undergraduates try to figure out who they can be and learn the required skills to become a successful adult. But learning is more than sitting in the classroom - the campus dialogue, the nugget of wisdom learned from an old instructor, the exposure to a different point of view. Therefore, a diverse student population tremendously improves what you gain from your time spent at school.

Registered Nursing is a slightly more ethnically diverse focus than average*. 60% of the United States' Registered Nursing majors are white students, followed by latino students (13%), asian students (11%), and black students (10%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is West Coast University-Dallas&nbspin Dallas, TX.

Secondly, Registered Nursing skews very female, more so 90% of subjects. A tad above 6 in 7 students majoring in Registered Nursing identify as women. University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another significant type of diversity is economic diversity. Sadly, Registered Nursing ranks in the bottom 10% of focuses class diversity. 36% of its majors come from homes bringing in more than $110,000 per year, 16% are from households making between $75,000 and $110,000 a year, and 20% grew up in households making under $30,000 a year. Goshen College has the most financially diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Registered Nursing. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the West Coast Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 11%

  • Black: 10%

  • Latino: 13%

  • White: 60%

  • Other: 5%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 14%

  • Female: 86%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 20%

  • 30k - 48k: 13%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 16%

  • Over 110k: 36%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 60%

  • Out of State: 33%

  • International: 7%

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