Prairie View has a total population of 4,410 and a student population of 8,608. Of these students, 8,608 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Prairie View, by student population, is Prairie View A & M University. In 2010, approximately 159 students graduated from the Nursing program at Prairie View A & M University.
In 2010, 191 students graduated with a nursing degree in Prairie View. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,578 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Prairie View nursing schools was an average of $26,888 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Prairie View-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,763.
If you plan on staying in Prairie View after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Prairie View, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 42,220 working in the greater Prairie View area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Prairie View. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Prairie View is $70,300 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.