With an overall population of 12,875 and a student population of 7,634, approximately 7,634 of Canyon students attend one of Canyon's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Canyon, by student population, is West Texas A & M University. Approximately 128 students graduated in 2010 from West Texas A & M University with credentials in nursing.
A reported 153 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Canyon in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Canyon's nursing schools was $15,970 per year for instate students and $22,618 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,466 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,944.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Canyon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 67 nurses in Texas were working in the greater Canyon area. The number of nurses in Canyon is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Canyon is $57,020 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.