East Lansing has a general population of 46,525 and an overall student population of 47,344. Approximately 47,071 of East Lansing's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Michigan State University is the largest nursing school in East Lansing, based on student population. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated approximately 236 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 237 students graduated with a nursing degree in East Lansing. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,994 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all East Lansing nursing schools was an average of $37,457 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $962 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the East Lansing-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,394 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a nurse in East Lansing, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 87,250 nurses in Michigan, 3,440 were working in the greater East Lansing area. The government projects that the number of nurses in East Lansing will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in East Lansing, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,700 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.