Columbia has a total population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204. Of these students, 28,482 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Columbia's largest RN to BSN school is University of South Carolina-Columbia. Approximately 210 students graduated in 2010 from University of South Carolina-Columbia with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 210 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Columbia. Tuition in 2009 at Columbia's RN to BSN schools was $21,490 per year for instate students and $36,066 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $936 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Columbia, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. There were 38,400 nurses working in South Carolina and 8,700 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Columbia will increase by 25% 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 Columbia is $56,910 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.