If you decide that you want to get a nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 nursing schools in Wilmington, North Carolina. Wilmington has a total population of 75,838 and a student population of 22,941. Of these students, 21,925 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 2 nursing schools in Wilmington, the largest nursing school, by student population, is University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 2010, University of North Carolina-Wilmington graduated approximately 102 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 180 students graduated with a nursing degree in Wilmington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,960 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wilmington nursing schools was an average of $26,842 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,097 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Wilmington. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,798 per year, on average, for room and board at Wilmington-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,785.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wilmington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,300 nurses in North Carolina. Of these nurses, 2,810 were working in the greater Wilmington area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Wilmington will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Wilmington is $56,870 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.
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