Lowell has a total population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517. Of these students, 13,602 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Lowell, the largest BSN school, by student population, is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Approximately 58 students graduated in 2010 from University of Massachusetts-Lowell with credentials in BSN.
A total of 58 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Lowell in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Lowell's BSN schools was $22,148 per year for instate students and $34,168 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Lowell. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board at Lowell-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lowell, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts, 2,360 were working in the greater Lowell area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Lowell will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Lowell, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,480 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.