Best Nursing Programs Comparison


Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.(read more at wiki) Here we introduce best colleges in the field of nursing where Johns Hopkins University is ranked top and University of Pennsylvania 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 colleges comparison page.

General Comparison

First, we compare the best nursing schools with general characteristics.
Table. Best Nursing College Overview
RankNameLocationTypePopulation
1 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 20,871
1 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 24,725
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, Washington Public, Four or more years 43,485
4 University of California-San Francisco San Francisco, California Public, Four or more years 3,137
4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Public, Four or more years 29,278
6 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan Public, Four or more years 43,426
7 Duke University Durham, North Carolina Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 15,386
7 Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon Public, Four or more years 2,849
7 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Public, Four or more years 28,769
7 Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 11,906

Admission and Acceptance Ratio Comparison

In this paragraph, we compare admission considerations between the best schools including applications fees, acceptance ratio, and application requirements.
Table. Best Nursing College Admission Comparison
Open AdmissionApplication FeeAcceptance Ratio
Johns Hopkins University No $ 70 18.4%
(18.5%/18.4%)
University of Pennsylvania No $ 75 12.6%
(12.2%/13.0%)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus No $ 60 58.4%
(55.5%/60.9%)
University of California-San Francisco No $ 0 -
(-/-)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill No $ 80 33.0%
(34.9%/31.7%)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor No $ 65 36.6%
(34.0%/39.4%)
Duke University No $ 75 14.0%
(13.9%/14.0%)
Oregon Health & Science University No $ 120 -
(-/-)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus No $ 45 57.9%
(57.3%/58.4%)
Yale University No $ 75 7.7%
(8.6%/7.0%)

Tuition Costs Comparison

Next, we compare the tuition and other costs at best Nursing 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 Schools Tuition Comparison
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-Of-StateIn-StateOut-Of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFeesTuitionFees
Johns Hopkins University $ 43,390$ 0$ 43,390$ 0 $ 43,390$ 0$ 43,390$ 0
University of Pennsylvania $ 39,088$ 4,650$ 39,088$ 4,650 $ 27,700$ 2,408$ 27,700$ 2,408
University of Washington-Seattle Campus $ 11,305$ 1,078$ 28,860$ 1,078 $ 13,280$ 1,078$ 25,690$ 1,078
University of California-San Francisco ---- $ 11,220$ 1,140$ 26,322$ 1,140
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $ 5,823$ 1,870$ 26,575$ 1,870 $ 7,834$ 1,855$ 23,924$ 1,855
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $ 13,625$ 194$ 40,302$ 194 $ 19,240$ 194$ 38,882$ 194
Duke University $ 42,308$ 1,315$ 42,308$ 1,315 $ 42,805$ 762$ 42,805$ 762
Oregon Health & Science University $ 11,556$ 5,599$ 21,168$ 5,599 $ 19,062$ 6,190$ 21,195$ 6,190
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $ 15,730$ 860$ 25,420$ 860 $ 19,336$ 740$ 31,658$ 740
Yale University $ 42,300$ 0$ 42,300$ 0 $ 35,500$ 0$ 35,500$ 0

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 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 Schools - Full-Time, First-Time Undergraduate Student Financial Aids Comparison Table
Grants or ScholarshipStudent Loan
Number ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage AmountNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Amount
Johns Hopkins University 65548%$ 34,469 45934%$ 6,478
University of Pennsylvania 1,15548%$ 35,539 46719%$ 5,651
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 2,03136%$ 14,178 1,79732%$ 5,527
00%$ 0 00%$ 0
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1,88847%$ 12,583 1,26031%$ 5,712
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 3,06949%$ 13,298 2,32437%$ 6,793
Duke University 97557%$ 33,191 50229%$ 4,878
Oregon Health & Science University 00%$ 0 00%$ 0
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 1,85650%$ 10,940 2,16258%$ 9,001
Yale University 72354%$ 39,771 1189%$ 4,911

Enrollment Comparison

This paragraph compares the number of students enrolled in best Nursingschools. 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 Schools Enrollment Comparison by School Level/Attendance Status
UndergraduateGraduate
TotalFull-timePart-time Full-timePart-time
Johns Hopkins University 20,8715,866157 7,2677,581
University of Pennsylvania 24,72510,3241,354 11,0921,955
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 43,48526,2283,247 10,9493,061
University of California-San Francisco 3,13700 3,1370
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 29,27817,562941 6,9363,839
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 43,42627,046933 13,9201,527
Duke University 15,3866,63124 8,293438
Oregon Health & Science University 2,849141684 1,354670
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 28,76917,2561,173 7,7062,634
Yale University 11,9065,39312 6,347154

Graduation Rates Comparison

Next, we compare the graduation rate between best Nursing 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 Schools Graduation Rates By Gender
AverageMenWomen
Johns Hopkins University 92.10%
(1,201 / 1,304)
91.68%
(606 / 661)
92.53%
(595 / 643)
University of Pennsylvania 95.97%
(2,240 / 2,334)
95.71%
(1,092 / 1,141)
96.23%
(1,148 / 1,193)
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 80.81%
(4,270 / 5,284)
79.55%
(1,976 / 2,484)
81.93%
(2,294 / 2,800)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 89.36%
(3,392 / 3,796)
87.70%
(1,333 / 1,520)
90.47%
(2,059 / 2,276)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 90.68%
(4,857 / 5,356)
89.03%
(2,361 / 2,652)
92.31%
(2,496 / 2,704)
Duke University 94.53%
(1,591 / 1,683)
94.71%
(805 / 850)
94.36%
(786 / 833)
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 78.98%
(2,676 / 3,388)
76.88%
(1,224 / 1,592)
80.85%
(1,452 / 1,796)
Yale University 96.19%
(1,263 / 1,313)
95.90%
(632 / 659)
96.48%
(631 / 654)

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
Johns Hopkins University 9.1%9.1% 11.1%11.1% 10.0%
University of Pennsylvania 6.7%16.7% 16.7%16.7% 16.7%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus 5.9%9.1% 8.3%7.7% 6.7%
University of California-San Francisco -- -- -
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 7.1%7.1% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 8.3%8.3% 8.3%8.3% 8.3%
Duke University 10.0%12.5% 12.5%14.3% 14.3%
Oregon Health & Science University 100.0%12.5% 14.3%14.3% 14.3%
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 6.7%6.7% 7.1%7.1% 7.1%
Yale University 16.7%16.7% 16.7%20.0% 16.7%
Once again, we note that the full comparison for each factors with tables and charts is described at nursing colleges comparison page.

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