Kilgore has a general population of 11,301 and an overall student population of 6,375. Approximately 6,375 of Kilgore's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Kilgore, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Kilgore College. In 2010, Kilgore College graduated approximately 161 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 214 students graduated with a nursing degree in Kilgore. If you decide to attend one of Kilgore's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,330 per year in instate tuition and $11,194 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,813 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kilgore-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,980 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,350.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Kilgore, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 1,800 were working in the greater Kilgore area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Kilgore will 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 Kilgore is $55,700 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.