Tyler, Texas has 2 nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. With an overall population of 83,650 and a student population of 18,298, approximately 17,246 of Tyler students attend one of Tyler's schools that offer nursing programs.
Tyler's largest nursing school is The University of Texas at Tyler. In 2010, The University of Texas at Tyler graduated approximately 235 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 561 students graduated with a nursing degree in Tyler. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,705 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tyler nursing schools was an average of $17,377 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,033 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Tyler-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,745 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,362.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tyler, your job prospects are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 2,820 working in the greater Tyler area in 2010. Tyler's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Tyler, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,560 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.