Big Spring has a total population of 25,233 and a student population of 4,103. Of these students, 3,984 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Big Spring, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Howard College. In 2010, approximately 69 students graduated from the Nursing program at Howard College.
In 2010, 93 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Big Spring. Tuition in 2009 at Big Spring's nursing schools was $9,246 per year for instate students and $9,938 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Big Spring-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,721 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,807.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Big Spring, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 3,840 were working in the greater Big Spring area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Big Spring. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Big Spring, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,140 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.