There are 2 nursing schools in Waco, Texas. With an overall population of 113,726 and a student population of 31,041, approximately 23,742 of Waco students attend one of Waco's schools that offer nursing programs.
Baylor University is the largest nursing school in Waco, based on student population. In 2010, Baylor University graduated approximately 128 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 309 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Waco in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Waco was $14,911 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,285 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Waco. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,971 per year, on average, for room and board at Waco-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,027.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Waco, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 166,240 nurses in Texas, 2,200 were working in the greater Waco area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Waco. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Waco, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,580 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.