Gainesville has a general population of 15,538 and an overall student population of 9,156. Approximately 9,156 of Gainesville's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Gainesville, by student population, is North Central Texas College. In 2010, North Central Texas College graduated approximately 122 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 189 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Gainesville. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Gainesville was $1,080 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,410 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,378 per year, on average, for room and board at Gainesville-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,468.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Gainesville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 99,320 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 1,140 were working in the greater Gainesville area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Gainesville will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Gainesville, you can expect to make an average salary of $18,990 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.