Traverse City has a general population of 14,532 and an overall student population of 5,065. Approximately 5,065 of Traverse City's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Traverse City, by student population, is Northwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Northwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 63 students from its nursing program.
A reported 95 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Traverse City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,891 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Traverse City nursing schools was an average of $18,203 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Traverse City-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Traverse City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 87,250 nurses in Michigan, 2,790 were working in the greater Traverse City area. The number of nurses in Traverse City is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Traverse City, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,340 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.