With an overall population of 15,060 and a student population of 3,327, approximately 3,327 of Tifton students attend one of Tifton's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Tifton, by student population, is Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 2010, approximately 83 students graduated from the Nursing program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
A reported 83 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Tifton in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tifton's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,713 per year in instate tuition and $18,689 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $775 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Tifton. And if you live on campus at one of the Tifton-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,040 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,673.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Tifton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 66,610 nurses in Georgia. Of these nurses, 3,340 were working in the greater Tifton area. The number of nurses in Tifton is expected to increase by 35% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Tifton is $51,240 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.