With an overall population of 5,294 and a student population of 1,011, approximately 1,011 of Rensselaer students attend one of Rensselaer's schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Rensselaer, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Saint Josephs College. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the BSN program at Saint Josephs College.
A reported 43 students graduated with credentials in BSN in Rensselaer in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,530 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Rensselaer after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Rensselaer, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 nurses in Indiana were working in the greater Rensselaer area. The number of nurses in Rensselaer is expected to 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 Rensselaer is $61,480 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.