Biddeford has a general population of 20,942 and an overall student population of 4,493. Approximately 4,493 of Biddeford's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Biddeford, the largest nursing school, by student population, is University of New England. In 2010, University of New England graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 84 students graduated with a nursing degree in Biddeford. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Biddeford, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $27,920.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Biddeford. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Biddeford-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Biddeford after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Biddeford, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 14,500 nurses in Maine, 4,680 were working in the greater Biddeford area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Biddeford. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Biddeford is $59,120 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.