With an overall population of 18,643 and a student population of 2,262, approximately 2,262 of Orange students attend one of Orange's schools that offer nursing programs.
Lamar State College-Orange is the largest nursing school in Orange, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 121 students graduated from the Nursing program at Lamar State College-Orange.
A total of 170 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Orange in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,872 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Orange, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 2,410 were working in the greater Orange area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Orange. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Orange is $58,180 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.