Cookeville has a total population of 23,923 and a student population of 11,542. Of these students, 10,847 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Tennessee Technological University is the largest nursing school in Cookeville, based on student population. In 2010, Tennessee Technological University graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 95 students graduated with a nursing degree in Cookeville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cookeville nursing schools was an average of $29,800 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cookeville-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,262 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Cookeville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 nurses in Tennessee were working in the greater Cookeville area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Cookeville. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Cookeville is $52,840 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.