Tuscaloosa, AL (population: 93,932) has seven nurse anesthetist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Samford University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse anesthetist program, has a total student population of 4,658. It is the 1328th highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Nurse Anesthetist students from Tuscaloosa schools who go on to become nurse anesthetists, nurses, nurse administrators, registered nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today.
Tuscaloosa lies in Tuscaloosa county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Tuscaloosa area has 89,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $36,430 average annual salary.
Of the 7 nurse anesthetist schools with a 100-mile radius of Tuscaloosa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Samford University comes out as the most expensive ($19,536/yr) for nurse anesthetist students, with Jefferson State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,192/yr.