With an overall population of 6,147 and a student population of 2,970, approximately 2,970 of Dowagiac students attend one of Dowagiac's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Dowagiac, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Southwestern Michigan College. In 2010, approximately 58 students graduated from the Nursing program at Southwestern Michigan College.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Dowagiac's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Dowagiac's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,447 per year in instate tuition and $14,742 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Dowagiac. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,000 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,287.
If you plan on staying in Dowagiac after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Dowagiac, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 27 nurses in Michigan were working in the greater Dowagiac area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Dowagiac. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Dowagiac, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.