Columbia has a general population of 88,254 and an overall student population of 10,398. Approximately 8,778 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Howard Community College is the largest RN to BSN school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 127 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Howard Community College.
In 2010, 127 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Columbia's RN to BSN schools. In 2009 tuition at RN to BSN schools in Columbia was $3,993 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Columbia, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 51,290 nurses in Maryland, 30,670 were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Columbia is $77,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.