Austin, Texas has 2 nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. Austin has a general population of 656,562 and an overall student population of 105,227. Approximately 91,243 of Austin's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Austin's largest nursing school is Austin Community College District. Approximately 291 students graduated in 2010 from Austin Community College District with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 578 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Austin's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Austin's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $22,874 per year in instate tuition and $43,950 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $980 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,602 per year, on average, for room and board at Austin-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,242.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Austin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 nurses in Texas were working in the greater Austin area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Austin. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Austin is $60,350 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.