With an overall population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517, approximately 13,602 of Lowell students attend one of Lowell's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Lowell's largest RN to BSN school is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Approximately 58 students graduated in 2010 from University of Massachusetts-Lowell with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Lowell. Tuition in 2009 at Lowell's RN to BSN schools was $22,148 per year for instate students and $34,168 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lowell-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
If you plan on staying in Lowell after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Lowell, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts. Of these nurses, 2,360 were working in the greater Lowell area. Lowell's nurse workforce is projected to 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 Lowell is $70,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.