Columbia has a total population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398. Of these students, 8,778 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
The largest BSN school in Columbia, by student population, is Howard Community College. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 127 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 127 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Columbia's BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,993 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Columbia.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 51,290 nurses in Maryland. Of these nurses, 30,670 were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of nurses in Columbia is expected to increase by 22% 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 Columbia is $77,030 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.