Allentown has a total population of 106,632 and a student population of 5,807. Of these students, 1,887 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Allentown's largest nursing school is Cedar Crest College. Approximately 124 students graduated in 2010 from Cedar Crest College with credentials in nursing.
A reported 124 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Allentown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,135 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Allentown. And if you live on campus at one of the Allentown-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Allentown, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 nurses in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Allentown area. Allentown's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Allentown is $64,730 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.