With an overall population of 49,523 and a student population of 4,782, approximately 4,182 of Altoona students attend one of Altoona's schools that offer BSN programs.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona is the largest BSN school in Altoona, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 62 students graduated from the BSN program at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona.
In 2010, 62 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Altoona's BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,854 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Altoona BSN schools was an average of $33,182 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,360 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Altoona. And if you live on campus at one of the Altoona-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,692.
If you plan on staying in Altoona after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Altoona, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 135,400 nurses in Pennsylvania, 1,640 were working in the greater Altoona area. The number of nurses in Altoona is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Altoona, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,910 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.