Edinburg has a total population of 48,465 and a student population of 18,337. Of these students, 18,337 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The University of Texas-Pan American is the largest nursing school in Edinburg, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas-Pan American graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 113 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Edinburg's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Edinburg's nursing schools was $14,469 per year for instate students and $21,117 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 $5,294 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,843.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Edinburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 4,400 were working in the greater Edinburg area. Edinburg's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Edinburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,410 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.