Morganton has a general population of 17,310 and an overall student population of 3,322. Approximately 3,322 of Morganton's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Western Piedmont Community College is the largest nursing school in Morganton, based on student population. In 2010, Western Piedmont Community College graduated approximately 21 students from its nursing program.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Morganton in 2010. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Morganton, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,627.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,160 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Morganton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 84,300 nurses in North Carolina, 2,970 were working in the greater Morganton area. Morganton's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Morganton is $55,380 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.