Kennesaw has a total population of 21,675 and a student population of 22,544. Of these students, 22,389 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Kennesaw's largest nursing school is Kennesaw State University. Approximately 211 students graduated in 2010 from Kennesaw State University with credentials in nursing.
A total of 249 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Kennesaw in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,553 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kennesaw nursing schools was an average of $27,245 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,250 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kennesaw-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,017 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Kennesaw, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 66,610 nurses in Georgia. Of these nurses, 33,790 were working in the greater Kennesaw area. The number of nurses in Kennesaw is expected to 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 Kennesaw is $64,100 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.