With an overall population of 21,518 and a student population of 4,177, approximately 4,085 of Cumberland students attend one of Cumberland's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Cumberland, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. Approximately 111 students graduated in 2010 from Allegany College of Maryland with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 174 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Cumberland's nursing 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 nursing schools was an average of $19,273 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cumberland-based nursing 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.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse 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 government projects that the number of nurses in Cumberland will 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.