Mount Pleasant has a total population of 13,935 and a student population of 2,920. Of these students, 2,920 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Northeast Texas Community College is the largest nursing school in Mount Pleasant, based on student population. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Northeast Texas Community College with credentials in nursing.
A reported 39 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Mount Pleasant in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,874 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mount Pleasant nursing schools was an average of $12,948 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,130 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Mount Pleasant-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,074.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 99,320 nurses in Texas, 6,300 were working in the greater Mount Pleasant area. The number of nurses in Mount Pleasant is expected to increase by 27% 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 Mount Pleasant is $18,480 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.