Casper has a general population of 49,644 and an overall student population of 4,478. Approximately 4,478 of Casper's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Casper's largest nursing school is Casper College. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the Nursing program at Casper College.
A reported 43 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Casper in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Casper's nursing schools was $10,182 per year for instate students and $13,446 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Casper. And if you live on campus at one of the Casper-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,160 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,916.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Casper, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 nurses in Wyoming were working in the greater Casper area. Casper's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Casper, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.