If you decide that you want to get a nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 nursing schools in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With an overall population of 360,890 and a student population of 33,203, approximately 25,995 of Colorado Springs students attend one of Colorado Springs's schools that offer nursing programs.
Pikes Peak Community College is the largest nursing school in Colorado Springs, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 290 students graduated from the Nursing program at Pikes Peak Community College.
In 2010, 487 students graduated with a nursing degree in Colorado Springs. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,047 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Colorado Springs nursing schools was an average of $30,967 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,714 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,490 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,177.
If you plan on staying in Colorado Springs after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Colorado Springs, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 40,880 nurses working in Colorado and 4,980 working in the greater Colorado Springs area in 2010. Colorado Springs's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Colorado Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $63,460 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.
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