Morgantown has a total population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251. Of these students, 28,898 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Morgantown, the largest BSN school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, West Virginia University graduated approximately 287 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 287 students graduated with a BSN degree in Morgantown. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's BSN schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Morgantown-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Morgantown, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 18,500 nurses in West Virginia, 2,450 were working in the greater Morgantown area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Morgantown will increase by 17% 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 Morgantown is $55,410 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.