Dodge City has a total population of 25,176 and a student population of 1,706. Of these students, 1,706 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Dodge City's largest nursing school is Dodge City Community College. In 2010, approximately 35 students graduated from the Nursing program at Dodge City Community College.
A reported 59 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Dodge City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,536 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dodge City nursing schools was an average of $12,016 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,502 per year, on average, for room and board at Dodge City-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,034.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Dodge City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 nurses in Kansas were working in the greater Dodge City area. The number of nurses in Dodge City is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Dodge City, 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.