Arlington has a total population of 189,453 and a student population of 4,947. Of these students, 3,480 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Arlington, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Marymount University. In 2010, Marymount University graduated approximately 128 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 143 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Arlington's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,620 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Arlington. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,745 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $25,070.
If you plan on staying in Arlington after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Arlington, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 nurses in Virginia were working in the greater Arlington area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 23% in Arlington. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Arlington is $73,550 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.