With an overall population of 173,627 and a student population of 11,812, approximately 11,289 of Amarillo students attend one of Amarillo's schools that offer nursing programs.
Amarillo College is the largest nursing school in Amarillo, based on student population. In 2010, Amarillo College graduated approximately 136 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 213 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Amarillo's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,410 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,292 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Amarillo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 67 nurses in Texas were working in the greater Amarillo area. Amarillo'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.
As a nurse in Amarillo, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,020 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.