Colby has a general population of 5,450 and an overall student population of 1,565. Approximately 1,565 of Colby's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Colby, by student population, is Colby Community College. In 2010, approximately 26 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Colby Community College.
A total of 26 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN from RN to BSN schools in Colby in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Colby's RN to BSN schools was $11,148 per year for instate students and $12,588 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Colby-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,690 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,458.
If you plan on staying in Colby after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Colby, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 27,000 nurses in Kansas, 8,310 were working in the greater Colby area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Colby will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Colby, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,960 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.