DNP Annual Outcomes Survey Results and Information

Thank you for being a part of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and/or 2017 Annual DNP Outcomes Surveys. Select information is available for your download and review:

2013 Data Summary: State of the DNP Degree: Analysis of Four Years of National Survey Data

How many DNP graduates are there in the United States?

To best answer this question, we calculated the number of students reported in each university that responded to the annual surveys.

Estimates are based on the following assumptions:

  • The number of years each program has been producing graduates
  • The annual cohort numbers are constant
Year Annual Number of DNP Graduates Nationally (estimated) Estimated Cumulative Total DNP Graduates
2012 10,000 10,000
2013 13,000 23,000
2014 17,000 40,000
2015 20,000 60,000
2016 35,000 95,000
2017 42,000 137,000
More information will follow.