Cheyenne has a total population of 53,011 and a student population of 5,117. Of these students, 4,905 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Cheyenne, by student population, is Laramie County Community College. In 2010, Laramie County Community College graduated approximately 203 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 203 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Cheyenne in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,560 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cheyenne nursing schools was an average of $14,824 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,066 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,832 per year, on average, for room and board at Cheyenne-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,134.
If you plan on staying in Cheyenne after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Cheyenne, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 4,840 nurses working in Wyoming and 1,080 working in the greater Cheyenne area in 2010. The number of nurses in Cheyenne is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Cheyenne is $62,360 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.