Lake Charles, Louisiana has 2 nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. Lake Charles has a general population of 71,757 and an overall student population of 11,268. Approximately 10,771 of Lake Charles's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 2 nursing schools in Lake Charles, the largest nursing school, by student population, is McNeese State University. In 2010, approximately 208 students graduated from the Nursing program at McNeese State University.
In 2010, 295 students graduated with a nursing degree in Lake Charles. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,427 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lake Charles nursing schools was an average of $20,099 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Lake Charles. And if you live on campus at one of the Lake Charles-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,674 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,460.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Lake Charles, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 40,090 nurses in Louisiana. Of these nurses, 1,580 were working in the greater Lake Charles area. The number of nurses in Lake Charles is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Lake Charles, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,110 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.
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