With an overall population of 9,024 and a student population of 15,253, approximately 15,253 of Durham students attend one of Durham's schools that offer nursing programs.
Durham's largest nursing school is University of New Hampshire-Main Campus. In 2010, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus graduated approximately 125 students from its nursing program.
A total of 125 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Durham in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Durham's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,348 per year in instate tuition and $39,318 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Durham-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,674 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,550.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Durham, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 13,870 nurses in New Hampshire. Of these nurses, 980 were working in the greater Durham area. The number of nurses in Durham is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Durham is $52,690 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.