Lowell has a general population of 105,167 and an overall student population of 14,517. Approximately 13,602 of Lowell's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
University of Massachusetts-Lowell is the largest nursing school in Lowell, based on student population. In 2010, University of Massachusetts-Lowell graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in nursing.
A total of 81 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Lowell in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lowell's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,148 per year in instate tuition and $34,168 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Lowell. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board at Lowell-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lowell, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts, 2,360 were working in the greater Lowell area. The number of nurses in Lowell is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Lowell is $70,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.