Uvalde has a total population of 14,929 and a student population of 5,767. Of these students, 5,767 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Uvalde, by student population, is Southwest Texas Junior College. In 2010, Southwest Texas Junior College graduated approximately 67 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 95 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Uvalde in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,898 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Uvalde nursing schools was an average of $11,198 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,130 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Uvalde-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,771.
If you plan on staying in Uvalde after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Uvalde, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 65,640 nurses in Texas, 1,030 were working in the greater Uvalde area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Uvalde will increase by 26% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Uvalde, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,730 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.