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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Georgia


Around 3.2% of Georgia's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 7,857 nurses graduate from Georgia's 64 nursing schools.

Top Schools

Emory University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a nursing program. It is located in Atlanta. 186 students graduated with a degree in nursing from Emory University in 2010. Emory University charged in-state students $39,158 in tuition fees per year.

Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a nursing program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 160 students graduated from Georgia State University nursing program. The tuition rate at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a nursing program is Mercer University, which is located in Macon. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, 145 students graduated from Mercer University nursing program. Tuition at Mercer University was $30,560 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,900 per year, though tuition can range from $39,158 per year to $1,863 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Berry College - located in Mount Berry, students are charged $24,620 per year

The nursing schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Georgia Highlands College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,237 per year

A nursing degree from a Georgia school... what next?

Many Georgia nursing graduates become a licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. Georgia had 139,470 nurses in 2010. 65,390 of these nurses were registered nurses, 24,690 were licensed practical nurses, and 1,740 were family nurse practitioners. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia nurses:

  1. Barrow County - 67,700 nurses
  2. Burke County - 11,870 nurses
  3. Appling County - 8,850 nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses is expected to grow by 21% by 2018. There are projected to be 186,370 nurses working in Georgia then. Of these 186,370 nurses, the government predicts that 90,440 will be registered nurses, 31,410 will be licensed practical nurses, and 2,020 will be family nurse practitioners.

Salary

nurses in Georgia make an average of $60,684 per year. In 2010, however, some Georgia nurse earned as little as less than $15,490 per year or as much as more than $144,720 per year. On average nurse earn the most in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Barrow County - $63,032 per year
  2. Burke County - $52,430 per year
  3. Hall County - $52,368 per year

The following counties in Georgia have the lowest average salaries for nurse:

  1. Houston County - $40,633 per year
  2. Brooks County - $41,830 per year
  3. Baldwin County - $43,913 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Family Nurse Practitioner - $98,580 per year
  2. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $85,570 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $61,670 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $35,950 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $21,650 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Georgia
  • Certificate in Nursing in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,895 miles from location Georgia Perimeter College Decatur GA 16.7262 58% 24,549
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
5,861 miles from location Macon State College Macon GA 9.40475 n/a 6,615
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,884 miles from location Darton College Albany GA 11.5575 n/a 5,854
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,951 miles from location Georgia Highlands College Rome GA 15.0481 100% 5,219
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,886 miles from location Gordon College Barnesville GA 15.3212 74% 4,545
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,837 miles from location Middle Georgia College Cochran GA 18.4475 59% 3,614
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,901 miles from location Bainbridge College Bainbridge GA 14.7401 65% 3,558
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,843 miles from location Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton GA 20.9039 87% 3,327
5,722 miles from location College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick GA 6.56276 n/a 3,080
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,777 miles from location East Georgia College Swainsboro GA 6.42343 n/a 2,754
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,763 miles from location Medical College of Georgia Augusta GA 0.865177 n/a 2,515
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,804 miles from location South Georgia College Douglas GA 18.7999 100% 2,000
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,900 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551
5,901 miles from location Everest Institute-Jonesboro Jonesboro GA 24.4204 100% 1,243
5,769 miles from location University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 4.41125 n/a 1,165
5,810 miles from location Sandersville Technical College Sandersville GA 23.0244 n/a 1,116
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,707 miles from location University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus Savannah GA 3.55339 n/a 668
5,908 miles from location Medix College Smyrna GA 28.0461 100% 429
 

Curious what studying Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 65,390 $61,670 9.5%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 36,390 $21,650 -4.0%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 24,690 $35,950 5.0%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers + 11,260 $85,570 68.8%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 1,740 $98,580
 

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