With an overall population of 200,145 and a student population of 10,323, approximately 3,014 of Shreveport students attend one of Shreveport's schools that offer nursing programs.
Southern University at Shreveport is the largest nursing school in Shreveport, based on student population. Approximately 33 students graduated in 2010 from Southern University at Shreveport with credentials in nursing.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Shreveport in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,036 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shreveport nursing schools was an average of $14,166 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 Shreveport. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,140 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,576.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Shreveport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 40,090 nurses in Louisiana. Of these nurses, 4,830 were working in the greater Shreveport area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 25% in Shreveport. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Shreveport is $57,520 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.