Rhode Island contains four schools that offer nursing programs. Salve Regina University, the highest-ranking nursing school in RI, has a total student population of 2,584 and is the 318th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 nursing schools in Rhode Island, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Salve Regina University comes out as the most expensive ($27,692/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Nursing students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 1,510 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $50,010. Registered nurses in this state earn $68,830/yr and there are 11,630 employed.
Also, within the nursing schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nursing, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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