Garden City has a total population of 28,451 and a student population of 2,054. Of these students, 2,054 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Garden City's largest nursing school is Garden City Community College. In 2010, Garden City Community College graduated approximately 27 students from its nursing program.
A reported 52 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Garden City in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Garden City's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,308 per year in instate tuition and $12,012 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $840 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Garden City-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,775 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,896.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Garden City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 27,000 nurses in Kansas. Of these nurses, 8,310 were working in the greater Garden City area. Garden City's nurse workforce is projected 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 Garden 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.