my school is just under 10,000 a semester - it is so crazy the difference in prices from a private and public institution
Our community college is $75 a credit
But the way I look at it: I would have been on the waiting list for 3 years at the community college and the difference in income for that three years - I was making about 13$ an hour before, and should make around 25 as an RN, so 3 years of 12$ an hour difference is around 75,000 (rough estimates of projected salary, taxes etc) For 2 years the difference in price is about 36,000 which is much less than the 75,000 more I can make in those three years after I become an RN.
If there were no waiting lists I would have gone the community college route because of $$. I was fortunate enough to get a decent scholarship
so I don't have to worry about the price difference and I will be a nurse 3 years earlier.