With an overall population of 11,415 and a student population of 1,689, approximately 1,689 of Sweetwater students attend one of Sweetwater's schools that offer nursing programs.
Texas State Technical College-West Texas is the largest nursing school in Sweetwater, based on student population. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from Texas State Technical College-West Texas with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 65 students graduated with a nursing certificate from one of Sweetwater's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Sweetwater's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,335 per year in instate tuition and $20,691 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,641 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Sweetwater, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 45 nurses in Texas were working in the greater Sweetwater area. Sweetwater's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Sweetwater is $53,140 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.