Salem has a total population of 40,407 and a student population of 10,125. Of these students, 10,125 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Salem, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Salem State University. In 2010, approximately 146 students graduated from the Nursing program at Salem State University.
In 2010, 165 students graduated with a nursing degree in Salem. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Salem nursing schools was an average of $25,583 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you plan on staying in Salem after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Salem, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts. Of these nurses, 2,320 were working in the greater Salem area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Salem will 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 Salem is $66,090 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.