Jacksonville has a total population of 8,404 and a student population of 9,351. Of these students, 9,351 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Jacksonville, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Jacksonville State University. In 2010, Jacksonville State University graduated approximately 198 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 218 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Jacksonville's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Jacksonville's nursing schools was $16,378 per year for instate students and $21,370 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,204 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jacksonville-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,876.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 47 nurses in Alabama were working in the greater Jacksonville area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Jacksonville will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Jacksonville, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,540 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.