Bay Minette has a general population of 7,820 and an overall student population of 4,355. Approximately 4,355 of Bay Minette's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Bay Minette, the largest nursing school, by student population, is James H Faulkner State Community College. In 2010, approximately 51 students graduated from the Nursing program at James H Faulkner State Community College.
In 2010, 59 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Bay Minette's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,290 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bay Minette nursing schools was an average of $12,420 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Bay Minette. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Bay Minette-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,290.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bay Minette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 nurses in Alabama were working in the greater Bay Minette area. The number of nurses in Bay Minette is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Bay Minette is $54,130 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.