Dalton has a total population of 27,912 and a student population of 5,796. Of these students, 5,722 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Dalton, by student population, is Dalton State College. In 2010, approximately 55 students graduated from the Nursing program at Dalton State College.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a nursing degree in Dalton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,740 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dalton nursing schools was an average of $18,222 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dalton-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,440 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,000.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Dalton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 97 nurses in Georgia were working in the greater Dalton area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Dalton will increase by 35% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Dalton is $52,740 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.