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October 26, 2022

CRNA Schools by State: 50+ CRNA Programs for 2023

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably thinking about, or on your way to becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, the highest-paid nursing profession out there! We know it’s no easy feat, so congrats to you for taking this first step! One of the biggest decisions you have to make in this process is choosing between CRNA programs! 

To help you with this decision, we’ve rounded up a list of accredited CRNA schools by state for 2023, including the program cost, the type of degree offered, and whether the program is private or public, so you can easily find the right program for you!

CRNA Programs by State

Alabama

Samford University

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Program Cost: $10,695 per semester  (3 terms per year)
  • Degree offered:
  • School Type: Private

University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Program Cost: $572 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Public

University of Mobile

  • Mobile, AL
  • Program Cost: $1,000 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

Arizona

Midwestern University

  • Glendale, AZ
  • Program Cost: $49,197 per year
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

University of Arizona

  • Tucson, AZ
  • Program Cost: $1,200 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Public

Arkansas

Arkansas State University, AR

University of Arkansas

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Program cost: $22,002/year
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Public

California

California State University Fullerton

  • Fullerton, CA
  • Program cost: $90,791
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Public

Loma Linda University

  • Loma Linda, CA
  • Program Cost: $138,666
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

National University

  • Fresno, CA
  • Program Cost: $75,690
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

Samuel Merritt University

  • Oakland, CA
  • Program Cost: $110,679
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

University of Southern California (USC)

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Program Cost: $1,928 per unit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Connecticut

  • Hartford, CT
  • Program Cost: $6,424 per term
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
 
  • Fairfield, CT
  • Program Cost: $1,080/credit
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

Quinnipiac University

  • Hamden, CT
  • Program Cost:  $1,085/credit
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

Yale University - New Haven Hospital

  • New Haven, CT
  • Program Cost:  $47,725per year
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

District of Columbia

Georgetown University

Florida

AdventHealth University

  • Orlando, FL
  • Program cost: $110,215
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School type: Private

Barry University

  • Hollywood, FL
  • Program Cost:  $97,650
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Program Cost:  $363.38/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Florida International University

  • Miami, FL
  • Program Cost:  $84,521
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Florida State University

  • Panama City, FL
  • Program Cost:  $92,595.25
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public
  • Naples, FL
  • Program Cost: $74,777
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private 
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Program Cost: $132,000
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Program Cost:  $601.70/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public
 

Georgia

 
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Program Cost: $24,190/semester
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Illinois

Millikin University

  • Decatur, IL
  • Program Cost: $1,018 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Northshore University Healthcare/Depaul University

  • Evanston, IL
  • Program Cost: $755 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Rosalind Franklin University

  • North Chicago, IL
  • Program Cost: $129,088
  • Degree offered: DNP

Rush University

  • Chicago, IL
  • Program Cost: $1,110 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Southern Illinois University

  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Program Cost: $61,993
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Indiana

Marian University

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Program Cost: $1,450/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

University of Evansville

  • Evansville, IN
  • Program Cost: $14,100/semester
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Private

Iowa

Iowa University

  • Iowa City IA
  • Program Cost: $80,756
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Kansas

  • Wichita, KS
  • Program Cost: $1,157.00
  • Degree offered: DNAP
  • School Type: Public
 
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Program Cost: $60,689.77
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Kentucky

Murray State University

  • Madisonville, KY
  • Program Cost: $707 per credit
  • Degree offered: MSN
  • School Type: Public

Northern Kentucky University

  • Highland Heights, KY
  • Program Cost: $746 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Louisiana

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Program Cost: $97,284.00
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Louisiana State University

Northwestern State University

  • Natchitoches, LA
  • Program cost: $475/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Public

Maine

  • Portland, ME
  • Program Cost: $88,030
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Program cost: $62,811/year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Uniformed Services University

University of Maryland

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Program Cost: $824 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Massachusetts

Boston College

  • Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Program cost: $1,574/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Northeastern University

Michigan

Michigan State University

  • East Lansing, MI
  • Program Cost:  $78,735
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Oakland University Beaumont

University of Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit, MI
  • Program Cost: $112,914
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

The University of Michigan Flint

Wayne State University

Minnesota

Mayo School of Health Sciences

  • Rochester, MN
  • Program Cost: $63,556
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Program cost: $84,825.84
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private 
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Program Cost: $675 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
 

Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi

  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Program Cost: $8,536 per term
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Missouri

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Program Cost: $102,366
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
 
  • Springfield, MO
  • Program Cost: $69,630
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
 
  • Kansas City MO
  • Program Cost: $108,921
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public
 
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Program Cost: $6,585 per term  
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Nebraska

Bryan College of Health Sciences

  • Lincoln, NE
  • Program Cost: $1,031 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Clarkson College

  • Omaha, NE
  • Program Cost: $10,963/semester
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

New Jersey

  • Camden, NJ
  • Program Cost: $94,188
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Rutgers School of Nursing

  • Newark, NJ
  • Program Cost: $971/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

New York

Albany Medical College

  • Albany, NY
  • Program Cost: $84,618
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
  • New York, NY
  • Program Cost: $113,927 per year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public 

Hofstra-Northwell

  • Hempstead, NY
  • Program cost: $1,510/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Program Cost: $12,560
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

North Carolina

  • Greenville, NC
  • Program Cost: $43,349
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

University of North Carolina Charlotte

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Program Cost: $81,012
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Program Cost: $47,836.89
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public 
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Program Cost: $152,296
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public 

North Dakota

University of North Dakota

  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Program Cost: $31,067.49/year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Ohio

Cleveland Clinic School of Anesthesia

  • Cleveland, OH
  • Program Cost: $2,133 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Frances Payne Bolton – Case Western Reserve University

  • Cleveland, OH
  • Program cost: $2,263 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Lourdes University

  • Westerville, OH
  • Program Cost: $100,683
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public
 

St. Elizabeth Health Center/Youngstown State University

  • Youngstown, OH
  • Program cost: $17,145.98/year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private 
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Program cost: $13,322 per term
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Public

Oklahoma

University of Tulsa

  • Tulsa, OK
  • Program cost: $127,450
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University

  • Portland, OR
  • Program Cost: $132,218.66
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Pennsylvania

 
  • Allentown, PA
  • Program Cost: $125,196
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private 
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Program cost: $1,042 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

La Roche College/Allegheny School of Anesthesia

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program Cost: $995 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

La Salle University - Einstein Medical Center

  • Norristown, PA
  • Program Cost:  $900 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

St. Vincent College/Excela Health School

  • Latrobe, PA
  • Program cost: $1,119/credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Thomas Jefferson University

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Program Cost: $48,668 per year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

University of Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Program Cost: $227,278
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

University of Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program Cost: $28,278 per year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

University of Scranton

  • Scranton, PA
  • Program Cost: $1,200 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

UPMC Hamot School of Anesthesia/Gannon University

  • Erie, PA
  • Program cost: $86,265
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Villanova University/Crozer Chester Medical Center

  • Springfield, PA
  • Program Cost: $1,300 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private
  • York, PA
  • Program Cost: $960 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Rhode Island

Rhode Island College

  • North Providence, RI
  • Program cost: $542 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Public

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

  • Charleston, SC
  • Program Cost: $27,972 per year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

University of South Carolina

  • Columbia, SC
  • Program Cost:  $7,545/semester
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

South Dakota

Mount Marty College

  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Program Cost: $1,220 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Tennessee

Lincoln Memorial University

  • Harrogate, TN
  • Program cost: $34,095/year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

  • Madison, TN
  • Program Cost: $95,000
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Union University

  • Jackson, TN
  • Program Cost: $30,750/year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Chattanooga - Erlanger Health

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • Memphis, TN
  • Program Cost: $18,698 per year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

Texas

Baylor College

  • Houston, TX
  • Program Cost: $116,456
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Texas Christian University

  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Program Cost: $105,619
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

Texas Wesleyan University

  • Forth Worth, TX
  • Program Cost: $1,262 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center

  • Houston, TX
  • Program Cost: $50,079
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Public

US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing - Northeastern University

Utah

Westminster College

  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Program Cost: $122,490
  • Degree offered: MSN
  • School Type: Private

Virginia

Old Dominion University

  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Program cost: $551 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Public

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Richmond, VA
  • Program cost: $8,871/semester
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Public

Washington

  • Spokane, WA
  • Program Cost: $1,055 per credit
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School Type: Private

West Virginia

Charleston Area Medical Center

  • Charleston, WV
  • Program cost: $32,500 per year
  • Degree offered: DNP
  • School type: Private

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CRNA School FAQs

  • How long is CRNA school? 

    • After you have your Bachelor’s degree, CRNA school is 3-4 years long. 
  • How many years does it take to become a CRNA? 

    • It takes around 8 years to become a CRNA: 4 years to earn your RN/BSN, 1-2 years of clinical experience working as a nurse, and 3-4 years of CRNA program. 
  • Is becoming a CRNA worth it? 

    • CRNAs are the highest-paid nurse specialty, making an average of $183K/year. 
  • Does a CRNA have a master’s or doctorate? 

    • CRNAs must now earn a minimum of a doctorate degree. 
  • Is it hard to get into CRNA school? 

    • CRNA programs can be highly competitive. Maintaining good grades and experience as an RN can help increase your chances of getting into the CRNA school of your choice. 
  • What GPA do CRNA schools want? 

    • A GPA of 3.5 or higher is helpful to get into CRNA school; some schools may allow a minimum of 3.0. 
  • What is the best college to become a nurse anesthetist? 

    • According to U.S. News, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, is the best school to become a CRNA.