Carrollton has a total population of 19,843 and a student population of 11,500. Of these students, 11,500 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
University of West Georgia is the largest nursing school in Carrollton, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 139 students graduated from the Nursing program at University of West Georgia.
In 2010, 139 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Carrollton's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,748 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carrollton nursing schools was an average of $29,724 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 Carrollton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,504 per year, on average, for room and board at Carrollton-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Carrollton after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Carrollton, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 66,610 nurses in Georgia, 33,790 were working in the greater Carrollton area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 35% in Carrollton. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Carrollton is $64,100 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.