Valparaiso has a total population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144. Of these students, 4,065 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Valparaiso, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Valparaiso University. In 2010, approximately 102 students graduated from the Nursing program at Valparaiso University.
In 2010, 119 students graduated with a nursing degree in Valparaiso. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Valparaiso, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,320.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
If you plan on staying in Valparaiso after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Valparaiso, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 57,310 nurses in Indiana, 6,480 were working in the greater Valparaiso area. The number of nurses in Valparaiso is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Valparaiso, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,480 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.