Jacksonville has a general population of 18,940 and an overall student population of 1,448. Approximately 518 of Jacksonville's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Jacksonville, by student population, is MacMurray College. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from MacMurray College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a nursing degree in Jacksonville. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Jacksonville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,390.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,030 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Jacksonville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,278 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $20,985.
If you plan on staying in Jacksonville after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Jacksonville, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 110,740 nurses in Illinois. Of these nurses, 4,480 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Jacksonville will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Jacksonville, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,440 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.