Fairmont has a general population of 19,097 and an overall student population of 7,406. Approximately 4,574 of Fairmont's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Fairmont's largest BSN school is Fairmont State University. In 2010, approximately 119 students graduated from the BSN program at Fairmont State University.
In 2010, 119 students graduated with a BSN degree in Fairmont. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,872 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairmont BSN schools was an average of $21,604 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairmont, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 nurses in West Virginia were working in the greater Fairmont area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Fairmont. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Fairmont is $47,910 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.