With an overall population of 113,866 and a student population of 17,213, approximately 13,992 of Beaumont students attend one of Beaumont's schools that offer nursing programs.
Lamar University is the largest nursing school in Beaumont, based on student population. In 2010, Lamar University graduated approximately 114 students from its nursing program.
A reported 115 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Beaumont in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,630 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Beaumont nursing schools was an average of $24,832 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,480 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,290 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Beaumont after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Beaumont, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 2,410 working in the greater Beaumont area in 2010. Beaumont's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Beaumont, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,180 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.