With an overall population of 57,755 and a student population of 2,208, approximately 2,208 of Port Arthur students attend one of Port Arthur's schools that offer nursing programs.
Port Arthur's largest nursing school is Lamar State College-Port Arthur. In 2010, Lamar State College-Port Arthur graduated approximately 72 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 118 students graduated with a nursing certificate from one of Port Arthur's nursing schools. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Port Arthur, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $4,112.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,363 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Port Arthur.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Port Arthur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 2,410 were working in the greater Port Arthur area. The number of nurses in Port Arthur 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 Port Arthur is $58,180 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.