Rochester has a total population of 10,467 and a student population of 19,810. Of these students, 18,918 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Rochester, by student population, is Oakland University. Approximately 330 students graduated in 2010 from Oakland University with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 390 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Rochester's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Rochester's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,262 per year in instate tuition and $30,977 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,107 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Rochester. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board at Rochester-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Rochester, your job prospects are good. There were 87,250 nurses working in Michigan and 19,430 working in the greater Rochester area in 2010. The number of nurses in Rochester is expected to increase by 20% 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 Rochester is $67,150 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.