With an overall population of 38,978 and a student population of 6,917, approximately 6,917 of Gadsden students attend one of Gadsden's schools that offer nursing programs.
Gadsden State Community College is the largest nursing school in Gadsden, based on student population. Approximately 85 students graduated in 2010 from Gadsden State Community College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 145 students graduated with a nursing degree in Gadsden. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,525 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Gadsden nursing schools was an average of $9,655 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Gadsden-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,417.
If you plan on staying in Gadsden after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Gadsden, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 42,570 nurses in Alabama. Of these nurses, 980 were working in the greater Gadsden area. The number of nurses in Gadsden is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Gadsden, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,810 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.