With an overall population of 19,000 and a student population of 5,384, approximately 5,384 of Weatherford students attend one of Weatherford's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Weatherford, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Weatherford College. Approximately 61 students graduated in 2010 from Weatherford College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 114 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Weatherford. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,161 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Weatherford nursing schools was an average of $14,541 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,380 per year, on average, for room and board at Weatherford-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,936.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Weatherford, your job prospects are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 14,780 working in the greater Weatherford area in 2010. The number of nurses in Weatherford is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Weatherford, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.