Columbia has a total population of 33,055 and a student population of 5,751. Of these students, 5,581 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Columbia, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Columbia State Community College. In 2010, Columbia State Community College graduated approximately 132 students from its BSN program.
In 2010, 132 students graduated with a BSN degree in Columbia. If you decide to attend a BSN school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,905.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for BSN related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 61,600 nurses working in Tennessee and 2,250 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. Columbia'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 Columbia is $54,190 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.