With an overall population of 50,269 and a student population of 5,617, approximately 5,617 of Bowie students attend one of Bowie's schools that offer nursing programs.
Bowie's largest nursing school is Bowie State University. In 2010, Bowie State University graduated approximately 52 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a nursing degree in Bowie. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,645 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bowie nursing schools was an average of $29,083 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,800 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,135 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,511.
If you plan on staying in Bowie after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Bowie, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 nurses in Maryland were working in the greater Bowie area. Bowie's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Bowie, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.