Kalispell has a general population of 14,223 and an overall student population of 2,501. Approximately 2,501 of Kalispell's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Kalispell, by student population, is Flathead Valley Community College. In 2010, Flathead Valley Community College graduated approximately 10 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a nursing degree in Kalispell. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Kalispell was $3,496 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kalispell, your job prospects are good. There were 8,320 nurses working in Montana and 1,100 working in the greater Kalispell area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Kalispell will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Kalispell, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,860 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.