If you are interested in pursuing nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 nursing schools in Normal, Illinois. With an overall population of 45,386 and a student population of 26,450, approximately 26,450 of Normal students attend one of Normal's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 2 nursing schools in Normal, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Illinois State University. In 2010, approximately 138 students graduated from the Nursing program at Illinois State University.
In 2010, 197 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Normal's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Normal's nursing schools was $22,751 per year for instate students and $28,781 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,017 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Normal. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,882 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,990.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Normal, your job prospects are good. There were 110,740 nurses working in Illinois and 1,200 working in the greater Normal area in 2010. The number of nurses in Normal is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Normal is $52,320 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.
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