Athens has a general population of 11,297 and an overall student population of 7,012. Approximately 7,012 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Athens, by student population, is Trinity Valley Community College. In 2010, Trinity Valley Community College graduated approximately 118 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 194 students graduated with a nursing degree in Athens. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,486 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens nursing schools was an average of $12,318 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,616.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Athens, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 99,320 nurses working in Texas and 6,300 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Athens 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 Athens is $18,480 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.