With an overall population of 11,555 and a student population of 24,408, approximately 24,408 of Allendale students attend one of Allendale's schools that offer nursing programs.
Grand Valley State University is the largest nursing school in Allendale, based on student population. Approximately 256 students graduated in 2010 from Grand Valley State University with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 256 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Allendale's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Allendale's nursing schools was $19,480 per year for instate students and $23,794 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Allendale-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
If you plan on staying in Allendale after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Allendale, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 49,520 nurses in Michigan, 1,420 were working in the greater Allendale area. The number of nurses in Allendale is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Allendale, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,260 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.