With an overall population of 33,055 and a student population of 5,751, approximately 5,581 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer nursing programs.
Columbia's largest nursing school is Columbia State Community College. In 2010, approximately 132 students graduated from the Nursing program at Columbia State Community College.
A total of 132 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,905.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Columbia, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 61,600 nurses in Tennessee, 2,250 were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia'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 Columbia is $54,190 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.