Columbus has a general population of 39,059 and an overall student population of 4,917. Approximately 4,647 of Columbus's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Columbus, by student population, is Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus. In 2010, Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus graduated approximately 188 students with credentials in nursing.
A total of 242 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Columbus in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Columbus was $3,090 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,060 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbus, your job prospects are good. There were 57,310 nurses working in Indiana and 730 working in the greater Columbus area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Columbus will increase by 22% 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 Columbus is $48,910 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.