Mason City has a general population of 29,172 and an overall student population of 3,859. Approximately 3,729 of Mason City's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
North Iowa Area Community College is the largest BSN school in Mason City, based on student population. In 2010, North Iowa Area Community College graduated approximately 38 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Mason City's BSN schools. Tuition in 2009 at Mason City's BSN schools was $11,468 per year for instate students and $13,114 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $834 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Mason City. And if you live on campus at one of the Mason City-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,806 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,578.
If you plan on staying in Mason City after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Mason City, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 32,250 nurses in Iowa, 2,070 were working in the greater Mason City area. The number of nurses in Mason City 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 Mason City is $50,020 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.