Riverton has a total population of 9,310 and a student population of 2,330. Of these students, 2,330 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Central Wyoming College is the largest nursing school in Riverton, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 26 students graduated from the Nursing program at Central Wyoming College.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Riverton's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Riverton's nursing schools was $10,381 per year for instate students and $13,645 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,735 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,136.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Riverton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 nurses in Wyoming were working in the greater Riverton area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 28% in Riverton. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Riverton is $52,120 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.