Wichita Falls has a total population of 104,197 and a student population of 6,575. Of these students, 6,341 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Wichita Falls's largest nursing school is Midwestern State University. Approximately 117 students graduated in 2010 from Midwestern State University with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 131 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Wichita Falls's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Wichita Falls's nursing schools was $14,202 per year for instate students and $14,922 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wichita Falls-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,426 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Wichita Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 1,190 were working in the greater Wichita Falls area. Wichita Falls'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Wichita Falls is $54,780 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.