There are 2 nursing schools in Altus, Oklahoma. Altus has a general population of 21,447 and an overall student population of 3,969. Approximately 3,969 of Altus's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Altus's largest nursing school is Western Oklahoma State College. In 2010, Western Oklahoma State College graduated approximately 85 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 107 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Altus's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,250 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Altus nursing schools was an average of $15,498 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Altus. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,750 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,750.
If you plan on staying in Altus after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Altus, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 nurses in Oklahoma were working in the greater Altus area. The number of nurses in Altus is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Altus, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,740 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.