With an overall population of 17,299 and a student population of 1,178, approximately 1,178 of Takoma Park students attend one of Takoma Park's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Takoma Park, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Washington Adventist University. In 2010, Washington Adventist University graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a nursing degree in Takoma Park. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Takoma Park, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $19,480.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Takoma Park-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,780.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Takoma Park, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 51,290 nurses in Maryland. Of these nurses, 9,040 were working in the greater Takoma Park area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Takoma Park will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Takoma Park is $78,520 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.