A Healthy Supply of Nursing Degrees in the Independent Sector


  • The demand for nurses will grow in the coming years, increasing by more than 25 percent over then next decade.[1]
  • Independent Sector colleges and universities produced more than half (55 percent; 8,399) of all nursing degrees awarded in New York State in 2015.[2]
  • In 2015, the Independent Sector awarded 51 percent more bachelor’s and 40 percent more graduate nursing degrees than were awarded by the sector in 2011.[3]

[1] U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment by detailed occupation, projected 2024

[2] National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

[3] Ibid.