Clarksville has a total population of 103,455 and a student population of 11,817. Of these students, 10,188 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Austin Peay State University is the largest nursing school in Clarksville, based on student population. In 2010, Austin Peay State University graduated approximately 108 students from its nursing program.
A reported 109 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Clarksville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Clarksville's nursing schools was $19,221 per year for instate students and $31,149 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,550 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Clarksville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,120 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,274.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Clarksville, your job prospects are good. There were 61,600 nurses working in Tennessee and 1,410 working in the greater Clarksville area in 2010. Clarksville'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Clarksville is $55,720 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.