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How will your BSN education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your BSN education with BSN education around the nation. The US has 1,815 brick and mortar BSN schools.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had BSN programs were:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Student Demographics

In the US, 165,136 students graduated from BSN programs in 2010. Of these students, 6,706 graduated from certificate programs in nursing, 148,850 graduated from undergraduate programs in nursing, and 9,580 graduated from graduate-level programs in nursing.


Students can pursue education in nursing at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Nursing

Bsn students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their BSN degree:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Hygiene


Students at BSN schools around the nation paid an average of $20,618 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The BSN schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Johns Hopkins University - located in Baltimore, Maryland, students paid $39,150
  3. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, students paid $39,130

The lowest tuition was charged by the following BSN schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of South Florida-Main Campus - located in Tampa, Florida, students paid $4,577
  3. Appalachian State University - located in Boone, North Carolina, students paid $4,491

How will your BSN job compare?

The following states have the largest number of nurses:

  1. California - 240,030 Nurses
  2. Texas - 176,330 Nurses
  3. New York - 169,710 Nurses

Projected Growth

The number of nurses is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 40%
  2. Georgia - 35%
  3. Texas - 32%


Nurses in the US can make an average of $63,078 per year. However, factors such as your employer, work conditions, and work conditions can cause the salary for nurses to vary greatly dependent on the exact BSN profession you pursue. Approximately 10 percent of nurses earn less than $23,050 per year, while another 10 percent earn more than $147,930 per year. The states with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. California - $87,480 per year
  2. Massachusetts - $84,990 per year
  3. Hawaii - $82,130 per year

The states with the lowest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Iowa - $51,970 per year
  2. West Virginia - $54,300 per year
  3. Oklahoma - $54,340 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Registered Nurses 2,655,020 $67,720 12.1%