With an overall population of 36,316 and a student population of 10,161, approximately 7,729 of Jackson students attend one of Jackson's schools that offer nursing programs.
Jackson's largest nursing school is Jackson Community College. In 2010, Jackson Community College graduated approximately 89 students from its nursing program.
A reported 121 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Jackson in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,435 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jackson nursing schools was an average of $15,755 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,104 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Jackson. And if you live on campus at one of the Jackson-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,940 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,271.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Jackson, your job prospects are good. There were 49,520 nurses working in Michigan and 1,080 working in the greater Jackson area in 2010. The number of nurses in Jackson is expected to 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 Jackson is $26,080 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.