With an overall population of 18,291 and a student population of 7,945, approximately 7,945 of Mattoon students attend one of Mattoon's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Mattoon, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Lake Land College. In 2010, Lake Land College graduated approximately 59 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 129 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Mattoon in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Mattoon was $2,544 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $388 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Mattoon.
If you plan on staying in Mattoon after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Mattoon, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 60,490 nurses working in Illinois and 2,400 working in the greater Mattoon area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Mattoon will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Mattoon is $20,950 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.