Chicopee has a total population of 54,653 and a student population of 1,260. Of these students, 1,260 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Chicopee, by student population, is College of Our Lady of the Elms. In 2010, approximately 110 students graduated from the Nursing program at College of Our Lady of the Elms.
A reported 110 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Chicopee in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Chicopee was $26,260 per year, on average.
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, you will face an additional expense of $9,446 per year, on average, for room and board at Chicopee-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,260.
If you plan on staying in Chicopee after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Chicopee, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts, 6,610 were working in the greater Chicopee area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Chicopee will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Chicopee is $71,200 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.