Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has four 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 Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
Of the 4 RN to BSN schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Winston-Salem State University comes out as the most expensive ($7,759/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 Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|