Framingham has a general population of 66,910 and an overall student population of 6,063. Approximately 5,989 of Framingham's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Framingham State University is the largest nursing school in Framingham, based on student population. Approximately 58 students graduated in 2010 from Framingham State University with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 80 students graduated with a nursing degree in Framingham. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,938 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Framingham nursing schools was an average of $25,018 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,148 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,840.
If you plan on staying in Framingham after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Framingham, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts. Of these nurses, 2,990 were working in the greater Framingham area. The number of nurses in Framingham is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Framingham is $73,620 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.