Top MSN programs in District of Columbia

A master of science in nursing provides the necessary skills for specialist roles. Practitioner-track MSN programs can lead to a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Non-practitioner tracks are the primary path to careers in nursing education or administration. See below the best MSN programs, ranked according to our methodology

Our master's in nursing rankings cover 408 of the 493 universities available, accounting for 96% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $101,473.

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#1 in District of Columbia | #245 in Nursing nationally

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.49

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $103,350

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,684

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $52,641

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.51

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in District of Columbia | #268 in Nursing nationally

The Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 0.52

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $108,981

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $9,271

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $61,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.56

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in District of Columbia | #365 in Nursing nationally

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Economic score: 1.14

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $103,046

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,393

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $121,096

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.18

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

How long does it take to pay down debt in registered nursing in District of Columbia?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in registered nursing is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in registered nursing earn in District of Columbia?

Salary

$103,329

The median master's degree in registered nursing graduate earns $103,329 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in registered nursing cost in District of Columbia?

Net cost

$32,384

The average annual cost of a master's degree in registered nursing is $32,384. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.