University of Massachusetts Amherst is the largest nursing school in Amherst, based on student population. In 2010, University of Massachusetts Amherst graduated approximately 161 students with credentials in nursing.
A total of 180 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Amherst in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,593 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Amherst nursing schools was an average of $34,090 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,785 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Amherst, your job prospects are good. The number of nurses in Amherst is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.