Danbury has a total population of 74,848 and a student population of 6,723. Of these students, 6,617 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Western Connecticut State University is the largest BSN school in Danbury, based on student population. In 2010, Western Connecticut State University graduated approximately 63 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 63 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Danbury's BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,055 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Danbury BSN schools was an average of $31,747 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Danbury-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $9,517 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,640.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Danbury, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 36,720 nurses in Connecticut, 1,260 were working in the greater Danbury area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Danbury will increase by 14% 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 Danbury is $72,840 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.