Bennington has a general population of 9,168 and an overall student population of 1,294. Approximately 486 of Bennington's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Bennington, by student population, is Southern Vermont College. In 2010, approximately 39 students graduated from the Nursing program at Southern Vermont College.
A total of 39 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Bennington in 2010. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Bennington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,880.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,840 per year, on average, for room and board at Bennington-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,680.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bennington, your job prospects are good. There were 5,690 nurses working in Vermont and 2,280 working in the greater Bennington area in 2010. Bennington's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Bennington, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,850 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.