Killeen has a total population of 86,911 and a student population of 24,133. Of these students, 24,133 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Central Texas College is the largest nursing school in Killeen, based on student population. In 2010, Central Texas College graduated approximately 77 students with credentials in nursing.
A total of 140 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Killeen in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Killeen's nursing schools was $10,489 per year for instate students and $13,069 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,575 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Killeen-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,639 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,692.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Killeen, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 3,250 were working in the greater Killeen area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Killeen will increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Killeen, you can expect to make an average salary of $62,680 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.