With an overall population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859, approximately 5,132 of Odessa students attend one of Odessa's schools that offer nursing programs.
Odessa's largest nursing school is Odessa College. Approximately 89 students graduated in 2010 from Odessa College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 122 students graduated with a nursing degree in Odessa. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,750 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Odessa nursing schools was an average of $11,590 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Odessa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 960 were working in the greater Odessa area. The number of nurses in Odessa is expected 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 Odessa is $57,950 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.