Chapel Hill, NC (population: 53,800) has six RN to BSN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a RN to BSN program, has a total student population of 27,654. It is the 214th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
RN to BSN students from Chapel Hill schools who go on to become registered nurses, nurses, RNs, 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.
Chapel Hill lies in Orange county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary.
Of the 6 RN to BSN schools with a 100-mile radius of Chapel Hill, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($15,415/yr) for RN to BSN students, with East Carolina University as the lowest, reported at only $7,646/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Chapel Hill|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||53.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||68.4 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||68.9 miles|