Weatherford has a general population of 9,859 and an overall student population of 5,010. Approximately 5,010 of Weatherford's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Weatherford's largest nursing school is Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Approximately 50 students graduated in 2010 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with credentials in nursing.
A reported 50 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Weatherford in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Weatherford's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,212 per year in instate tuition and $20,552 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,230 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Weatherford. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Weatherford-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,084.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Weatherford, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 19,000 nurses in Oklahoma. Of these nurses, 1,040 were working in the greater Weatherford area. Weatherford's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Weatherford, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,670 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.