Rome, GA has two nursing schools within its city limits. Coosa Valley Technical College, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 5,994. It is the 4693rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 118th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University).
Nursing students from Rome schools who go on to become nurses, registered nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Rome area alone, there are 520 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,980. Registered nurses in this area earn $58,870/yr and there are 1,210 employed.
Rome lies in Floyd county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Rome area has 37,580 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 32 out of every 1000 jobs in Rome are held by registered nurses, and 14/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 nursing schools in Rome, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Coosa Valley Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($7,268/yr) for nursing students, with Georgia Highlands College as the lowest, reported at only $6,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rome|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||1.6 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||39.5 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||55.2 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||56.9 miles|