Cumberland has a general population of 21,518 and an overall student population of 4,177. Approximately 4,085 of Cumberland's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
The largest BSN school in Cumberland, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. In 2010, Allegany College of Maryland graduated approximately 111 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 111 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Cumberland's BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,163 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cumberland BSN schools was an average of $19,273 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cumberland-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cumberland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 51,290 nurses in Maryland. Of these nurses, 1,350 were working in the greater Cumberland area. The number of nurses in Cumberland is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Cumberland, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,450 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.