Sumter has a total population of 39,643 and a student population of 5,148. Of these students, 4,137 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Central Carolina Technical College is the largest nursing school in Sumter, based on student population. Approximately 175 students graduated in 2010 from Central Carolina Technical College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 194 students graduated with a nursing certificate from one of Sumter's nursing schools. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Sumter was $3,320 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $945 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Sumter.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sumter, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 38,400 nurses in South Carolina, 690 were working in the greater Sumter area. Sumter's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Sumter, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,110 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.