With an overall population of 106,632 and a student population of 5,807, approximately 1,887 of Allentown students attend one of Allentown's schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Allentown, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Cedar Crest College. In 2010, Cedar Crest College graduated approximately 0 students from its BSN program.
If you decide to attend a BSN school in Allentown, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,135.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board at Allentown-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
If you plan on staying in Allentown after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Allentown, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 135,400 nurses in Pennsylvania. Of these nurses, 7,700 were working in the greater Allentown area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Allentown will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Allentown is $64,730 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.