With an overall population of 21,342 and a student population of 22,647, approximately 22,647 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer BSN programs.
The largest BSN school in Athens, by student population, is Ohio University-Main Campus. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated approximately 156 students with credentials in BSN.
A total of 156 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,905 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens BSN schools was an average of $31,869 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $873 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $9,408 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Athens, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 118,680 nurses in Ohio. Of these nurses, 4,100 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Athens. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Athens is $54,860 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.