Jonesboro has a total population of 55,515 and a student population of 12,156. Of these students, 12,156 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Jonesboro, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 243 students with credentials in nursing.
A total of 289 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Jonesboro in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,226 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jonesboro nursing schools was an average of $25,146 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Jonesboro. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board at Jonesboro-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
If you plan on staying in Jonesboro after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Jonesboro, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 43 nurses in Arkansas were working in the greater Jonesboro area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 27% in Jonesboro. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Jonesboro, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,830 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.