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How will your nurse anesthetist education stack up?

If you are considering pursuing a nurse anesthetist degree at home, below is relevant information to help you compare the education you will be receiving to that available elsewhere in the country. There are 70 traditional nurse anesthetist schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had nurse anesthetist programs were:

  1. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California
  3. Duke University - located in Durham, North Carolina

Student Demographics

In 2010, 1,717 students earned degrees in nurse anesthetist in the US. Of these students, 47 received certifications in nurse antesthesiology.


Students can pursue education in nurse antesthesiology at the following levels:

  • Master's Degree in Nurse Antesthesiology
  • Doctoral Degree in Nurse Antesthesiology
  • Certificate in Nurse Antesthesiology

Nurse anesthetist students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their nurse anesthetist degree:

  • Health Policy
  • Health Assessment
  • Clinical Anesthesia
  • Verbal Communication
  • Active Listening


In 2010, nurse anesthetist schools around the nation charged an average tuition of $22,160 per year. The following nurse anesthetist schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Southern California - located in Los Angeles, California, students paid $39,183
  2. Boston College - located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, students paid $39,130
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, students paid $38,970

The nurse anesthetist schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham - located in Birmingham, Alabama, students paid $5,096
  2. Missouri State University - located in Springfield, Missouri, students paid $6,276
  3. Arkansas State University-Main Campus - located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, students paid $6,370

How will your nurse anesthetist job compare?

A large number of nurse antesthesiology majors become nurse anesthetists. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 31,390 nurse anesthetists working in the US in 2010. The following states have the largest number of nurse anesthetists:

  1. Florida - 3,750 Nurse Anesthetists
  2. Maryland - 3,710 Nurse Anesthetists
  3. California - 2,260 Nurse Anesthetists

Projected Growth

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

  1. Utah - 23%
  2. Texas - 21%
  3. Oregon - 20%


Nurse anesthetists in the US can make an average of $81,620 per year. However, the salary for a nurse anesthetist can greatly vary based on factors such as professional associations and certifications, experience or your previous performance reviews. Salaries for nurse anesthetists range from less than $15,870 per year to more than $155,490 per year. On average, a nurse anesthetist earns the most in the following states:

  1. South Carolina - $121,120 per year
  2. Maryland - $117,900 per year
  3. Washington DC - $103,140 per year

The following states have the lowest average salaries for nurse anesthetists:

  1. Montana - $44,590 per year
  2. Wyoming - $50,900 per year
  3. Indiana - $52,900 per year

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 31,390 $81,830 -45.8%