Murray has a total population of 14,950 and a student population of 10,117. Of these students, 10,071 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Murray, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Murray State University. In 2010, Murray State University graduated approximately 120 students from its nursing program.
A total of 120 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Murray in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Murray's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,210 per year in instate tuition and $26,470 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $990 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,562 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Murray, your job prospects are good. There were 43,500 nurses working in Kentucky and 3,760 working in the greater Murray area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Murray will increase by 23% 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 Murray is $52,020 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.