Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has ten nurse anesthetist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mercer University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse anesthetist program, has a total student population of 8,072. It is the 246th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Nurse Anesthetist students from Atlanta 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.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 10 nurse anesthetist schools with a 100-mile radius of Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercer University comes out as the most expensive ($18,050/yr) for nurse anesthetist students, with Chattahoochee Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,438/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|