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 nursing programs.
Rensselaer's largest nursing school is Saint Josephs College. In 2010, Saint Josephs College graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Rensselaer's nursing schools. 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, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Rensselaer. 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.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Rensselaer, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 57,310 nurses in Indiana, 6,480 were working in the greater Rensselaer area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 22% in Rensselaer. 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. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.