With an overall population of 14,052 and a student population of 4,554, approximately 4,554 of Jasper students attend one of Jasper's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Jasper, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Bevill State Community College. In 2010, approximately 200 students graduated from the Nursing program at Bevill State Community College.
A total of 251 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Jasper in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,450 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jasper nursing schools was an average of $14,722 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Jasper. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,815 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,030.
If you plan on staying in Jasper after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Jasper, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 42,570 nurses in Alabama, 14,710 were working in the greater Jasper area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Jasper. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Jasper is $58,170 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.