Hammond has a general population of 83,048 and an overall student population of 10,770. Approximately 10,133 of Hammond's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Hammond's largest nursing school is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 138 students from its nursing program.
A total of 138 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Hammond in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Hammond's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,585 per year in instate tuition and $24,872 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,125 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hammond, your job prospects are good. There were 57,310 nurses working in Indiana and 6,480 working in the greater Hammond area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 22% in Hammond. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Hammond, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,480 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.