Chattanooga, Tennessee has 2 nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. Chattanooga has a general population of 155,554 and an overall student population of 22,629. Approximately 19,957 of Chattanooga's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Chattanooga State Community College is the largest nursing school in Chattanooga, based on student population. In 2010, Chattanooga State Community College graduated approximately 138 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 247 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Chattanooga's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Chattanooga's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,938 per year in instate tuition and $29,236 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chattanooga-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,992.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Chattanooga, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 61,600 nurses in Tennessee, 6,530 were working in the greater Chattanooga area. Chattanooga's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Chattanooga is $53,670 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.
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