With an overall population of 6,293 and a student population of 1,162, approximately 1,162 of Ironwood students attend one of Ironwood's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Ironwood, by student population, is Gogebic Community College. In 2010, Gogebic Community College graduated approximately 60 students from its nursing program.
A total of 116 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Ironwood in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,413 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ironwood nursing schools was an average of $10,219 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,790 per year, on average, for room and board at Ironwood-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,623.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Ironwood, your job prospects are good. There were 87,250 nurses working in Michigan and 2,550 working in the greater Ironwood area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Ironwood. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Ironwood is $54,640 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.