Fairfax has a total population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304. Of these students, 32,067 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Fairfax, by student population, is George Mason University. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 286 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 292 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Fairfax in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairfax nursing schools was an average of $35,298 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 nurses in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 23% in Fairfax. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.