Alabama contains fifteen schools that offer nursing education programs. University of West Alabama, the highest-ranking nursing education school in AL, has a total student population of 5,157 and is the 3224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 nursing education schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Montgomery comes out as the most expensive ($15,153/yr), with Chattahoochee Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,438/yr.
Nursing Education students from Alabama schools who go on to become nursing educators, doctors, nurse administrators, nurse educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 49,140 people working as nursing instructors and teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,240. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 42,880 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $57,860. Nursing instructors and teachers in this state earn $60,130/yr and there are 720 employed.
Also, within the nursing education schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from nursing education, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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