Altoona has a total population of 49,523 and a student population of 4,782. Of these students, 4,182 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Altoona's largest RN to BSN school is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona. In 2010, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduated approximately 62 students from its RN to BSN program.
In 2010, 62 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Altoona's RN to BSN schools. Tuition in 2009 at Altoona's RN to BSN schools was $26,854 per year for instate students and $33,182 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,360 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board at Altoona-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,692.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Altoona, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 75 nurses in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Altoona area. Altoona's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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.