With an overall population of 5,288 and a student population of 2,245, approximately 2,210 of Alva students attend one of Alva's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Alva, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Alva's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,647 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Alva nursing schools was an average of $18,878 per year in 2009.
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 Alva-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Alva after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Alva, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 27,920 nurses in Oklahoma. Of these nurses, 1,690 were working in the greater Alva area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 27% in Alva. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Alva, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,140 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.