Wharton has a general population of 9,237 and an overall student population of 6,622. Approximately 6,622 of Wharton's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Wharton's largest nursing school is Wharton County Junior College. In 2010, Wharton County Junior College graduated approximately 34 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 60 students graduated with a nursing degree in Wharton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,665 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wharton nursing schools was an average of $10,433 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $925 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Wharton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Wharton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 99,320 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 1,560 were working in the greater Wharton area. Wharton's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Wharton, you can expect to make an average salary of $19,760 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.