Carthage has a total population of 6,664 and a student population of 2,123. Of these students, 2,123 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Carthage, by student population, is Panola College. In 2010, Panola College graduated approximately 71 students from its RN to BSN program.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Carthage. Tuition in 2009 at Carthage's RN to BSN schools was $15,143 per year for instate students and $15,767 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,625 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. 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 RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,213.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Carthage, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 4,630 were working in the greater Carthage area. The number of nurses in Carthage 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 Carthage is $54,190 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.