Belton has a total population of 14,623 and a student population of 2,689. Of these students, 2,689 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Belton's largest nursing school is University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 2010, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor graduated approximately 82 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 87 students graduated with a nursing degree in Belton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,650 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Belton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,350 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 Belton after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Belton, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 3,250 were working in the greater Belton area. The number of nurses in Belton is expected to increase by 32% 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 Belton is $62,680 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.