Harlingen has a general population of 57,564 and an overall student population of 6,127. Approximately 5,988 of Harlingen's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Harlingen, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Texas State Technical College Harlingen. In 2010, Texas State Technical College Harlingen graduated approximately 18 students from its nursing program.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Harlingen in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,818 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Harlingen nursing schools was an average of $19,174 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,413 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,111.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Harlingen, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 2,330 were working in the greater Harlingen area. Harlingen's nurse workforce is projected 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 Harlingen is $66,240 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.