With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in West Lafayette, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 179 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 179 students graduated with a nursing degree in West Lafayette. Tuition in 2009 at West Lafayette's nursing schools was $20,638 per year for instate students and $37,118 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,220 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you plan on staying in West Lafayette after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in West Lafayette, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 57,310 nurses in Indiana, 1,390 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 22% in West Lafayette. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in West Lafayette is $56,670 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.