Lufkin has a total population of 32,709 and a student population of 5,500. Of these students, 5,422 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Lufkin, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Angelina College. Approximately 81 students graduated in 2010 from Angelina College with credentials in nursing.
A reported 136 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Lufkin in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lufkin's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,896 per year in instate tuition and $12,706 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,330 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Lufkin. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,232.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Lufkin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 99,320 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 6,300 were working in the greater Lufkin area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Lufkin will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Lufkin is $18,480 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.