Brownsville has a total population of 139,722 and a student population of 18,432. Of these students, 17,151 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
The University of Texas at Brownsville is the largest BSN school in Brownsville, based on student population. Approximately 151 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Brownsville with credentials in BSN.
A total of 151 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Brownsville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Brownsville's BSN schools was $15,608 per year for instate students and $22,810 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $646 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Brownsville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board at Brownsville-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Brownsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 2,330 were working in the greater Brownsville area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Brownsville. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Brownsville is $66,240 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.