Carthage has a general population of 6,664 and an overall student population of 2,123. Approximately 2,123 of Carthage's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Carthage, by student population, is Panola College. Approximately 75 students graduated in 2010 from Panola College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 146 students graduated with a nursing certificate from one of Carthage's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Carthage's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,143 per year in instate tuition and $15,767 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,625 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Carthage. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,374 per year, on average, for room and board at Carthage-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,213.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Carthage, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 99,320 nurses in Texas, 6,300 were working in the greater Carthage area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 27% in Carthage. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Carthage is $18,480 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.