Best Anesthesia (Nursing) Programs Comparison


A nurse anesthetist is a nurse who specializes in the administration of anesthesia. In the United States, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has acquired graduate-level education and board certification in anesthesia. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' (AANA) is the national association that represents more than 90% of the 45,000 nurse anesthetists in the United States. Certification is governed by the National Boards of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Education is governed by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.(read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of nursing-anesthesia where is ranked top and Virginia Commonwealth University is positioned on second place.

We briefly compare those top colleges with various factors such as tuition, admission, graduation, enrolment, and more. The full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at nursing-anesthesia colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best nursing-anesthesia schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Nursing-Anesthesia College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing Fort Sam Houston, TX -
1 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia Public, Four or more years 31,445
3 Rush University Chicago, Illinois Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 2,172
3 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Public, Four or more years 28,769
5 Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 1,525
5 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, MD - -
7 Albany Medical College Albany, New York Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 840
7 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 10,026
7 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, Missouri Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 13,952
7 Wake Forest University Winston Salem, North Carolina Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 7,432

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
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Table. Best Nursing-Anesthesia College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing No $ 0 -
(-/-)
Virginia Commonwealth University No $ 50 64.6%
(65.4%/64.0%)
Rush University No $ 40 -
(-/-)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus No $ 45 57.9%
(57.3%/58.4%)
Baylor College of Medicine No $ 0 -
(-/-)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences No$ 0 -
(-/-)
Albany Medical College No $ 0 -
(-/-)
Case Western Reserve University No $ 0 54.3%
(53.8%/54.9%)
Washington University in St Louis No $ 55 17.9%
(18.8%/17.1%)
Wake Forest University No $ 50 34.0%
(34.3%/33.7%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Nursing-Anesthesia colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements.

Table. Best Nursing-Anesthesia Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing ---- ----
Virginia Commonwealth University $ 7,943$ 1,942$ 20,456$ 2,554 $ 9,613$ 1,908$ 19,677$ 2,520
Rush University $ 32,603$ 0$ 32,603$ 0 $ 31,049$ 0$ 31,049$ 0
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $ 15,730$ 860$ 25,420$ 860 $ 19,336$ 740$ 31,658$ 740
Baylor College of Medicine ---- $ 13,925$ 6,500$ 13,925$ 6,500
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ---- ----
Albany Medical College ---- $ 21,170$ 0$ 21,170$ 0
Case Western Reserve University $ 40,120$ 370$ 40,120$ 370 $ 37,120$ 26$ 37,120$ 26
Washington University in St Louis $ 42,500$ 1,205$ 42,500$ 1,205 $ 42,500$ 780$ 42,500$ 780
Wake Forest University $ 42,700$ 500$ 42,700$ 500 $ 33,174$ 330$ 33,174$ 330

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans Comparison

This page contains comparison data on the number of full-time, first-time undergraduate students and all undergraduate students who receive different types of student financial aid, including grants and loans, from different sources at each best Nursing-Anesthesia school.

Full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. First-time student is a student attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level. For full-time and first-time students, the financial aid reports include federal grants, Pell grants, other federal grants, state/local grants, grants from the institution, federal and non-federal student loans.
Table. Best Nursing-Anesthesia Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
Virginia Commonwealth University 2,24060%$ 9,793 2,57269%$ 6,567
Rush University 00%$ 0 00%$ 0
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 1,85650%$ 10,940 2,16258%$ 9,001
Case Western Reserve University 72280%$ 26,136 56563%$ 6,727
Washington University in St Louis 71648%$ 26,173 34323%$ 6,013
Wake Forest University 78063%$ 23,368 54544%$ 8,082

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Nursing-Anesthesiaschools. Next table counts total students headcount by school level and attendance status. Undergraduate full-time student is a student enrolled for 12 or more semester credits , or 12 or more quarter credits, or 24 or more contact hours a week each term. For graduate students, it includes students enrolled for 9 or more semester credits, or 9 or more quarter credits, or a student involved in thesis or dissertation preparation that is considered full time by the institution.

Undergraduate part-time student is a student enrolled for either less than 12 semester or quarter credits, or less than 24 contact hours a week each term. For graduate schools, students enrolled for less than 9 semester or quarter credits are included in this table.
Table. Best Nursing-Anesthesia Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
Virginia Commonwealth University 31,44519,7853,876 5,1392,645
Rush University 2,1727632 1,325739
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 28,76917,2561,173 7,7062,634
Baylor College of Medicine 1,52500 1,5250
Albany Medical College 84000 8400
Case Western Reserve University 10,0264,260126 4,6161,024
Washington University in St Louis 13,9526,455804 5,5101,183
Wake Forest University 7,4324,74669 2,52790

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Nursing-Anesthesia schools. The graduation Rate is calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised cohort minus any allowable exclusions. For example, 6 years rate is applied for 4 year schools. For detail information of your desired school, follow links on the school name.

Next table shows the graduation rate by gender. the numbers in parenthesis means completers over total cohort.
Table. Best Nursing-Anesthesia Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
Virginia Commonwealth University 56.14%
(1,934 / 3,445)
51.54%
(752 / 1,459)
59.52%
(1,182 / 1,986)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 78.98%
(2,676 / 3,388)
76.88%
(1,224 / 1,592)
80.85%
(1,452 / 1,796)
Case Western Reserve University 78.13%
(793 / 1,015)
75.61%
(434 / 574)
81.41%
(359 / 441)
Washington University in St Louis 94.02%
(1,369 / 1,456)
92.32%
(685 / 742)
95.80%
(684 / 714)
Wake Forest University 87.49%
(979 / 1,119)
86.56%
(470 / 543)
88.37%
(509 / 576)

Student To Fauclty Ratio Comparison

Student-to-faculty ratio is defined as total students not in graduate or professional programs divided by total instructional staff not teaching in graduate or professional programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is applicable only to institutions with undergraduate students. Next two tables compare the student-to-faculty ratio between best schools. For detail information of each school, follow the link on the school name. The ratio is calculated by dividing total number of students by total numbers of faculty. (for example, the ratio is 11.9 % for 131 students and 11 faculty members)
Table. Student to Faculty Ratio
20092010201120122013
U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing -- -- -
Virginia Commonwealth University 5.9%5.6% 5.6%5.3% 5.6%
Rush University 33.3%4.0% 4.0%20.0% 20.0%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 6.7%6.7% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
Baylor College of Medicine -- -- -
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences -- -- -
Albany Medical College -- -- -
Case Western Reserve University 8.3%11.1% 11.1%11.1% 10.0%
Washington University in St Louis 12.5%14.3% 14.3%14.3% 14.3%
Wake Forest University 9.1%9.1% 9.1%9.1% 9.1%
Once again, we note that the full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at nursing-anesthesia colleges comparison page.

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