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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Texas


Approximately 3.2% of graduates in of Texas receive nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 17,666 nurses graduate from Texas' 119 nursing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a nursing program is The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. 227 students graduated with a degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. The tuition rate at The University of Texas at Austin was $9,418 per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a nursing program is Texas Christian University, which is located in Fort Worth. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, Texas Christian University graduated 225 students from its nursing program. Tuition at Texas Christian University was $30,090 per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a nursing program is Hardin-Simmons University, which is located in Abilene. In 2010, it was ranked 39th nationwide. 30 students graduated with degree in nursing from Hardin-Simmons University in 2010. Hardin-Simmons University charged in-state students $20,990 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Nursing schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $5,072 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,090 per year, or as little as $1,007 per year. The Texas nursing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Texas Christian University - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $30,090 per year
  2. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
  3. Houston Baptist University - located in Houston, students are charged $23,180 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Texas nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

A nursing degree from a Texas school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs nursing graduates in Texas pursue include licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant. If you decide to work as a nurse in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 363,920 Texas nurse as of 2010. This number includes 176,330 registered nurses, 70,630 licensed practical nurses, and 790 family nurse practitioners. The largest populations of Texas nurse are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 79,360 nurses
  2. Collin County - 65,360 nurses
  3. Atascosa County - 32,990 nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses is expected to grow by 26% by 2018. There are projected to be 455,840 nurses working in Texas then. Of these 455,840 nurses, the government predicts that 219,880 will be registered nurses, 82,730 will be licensed practical nurses, and 1,400 will be family nurse practitioners.

Salary

On average, nurses earn a salary of $56,832 per year in Texas state. In 2010, however, some Texas nurse earned as little as less than $15,490 per year or as much as more than $157,190 per year. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for nurses:

  1. Johnson County - $61,640 per year
  2. Atascosa County - $60,112 per year
  3. Collin County - $59,868 per year

Nurses in the following counties in Texas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Webb County - $43,013 per year
  2. Calhoun County - $44,773 per year
  3. Andrews County - $45,305 per year

The nurses with highest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $90,070 per year
  2. Registered Nurse - $66,180 per year
  3. Family Nurse Practitioner - $64,180 per year

On average, the lowest paid nurses in Texas were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $41,720 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $22,010 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Texas
  • Certificate in Nursing in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,616 miles from location Concorde Career Institute Dallas TX n/a n/a n/a
6,741 miles from location Concorde Career Institute San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,622 miles from location Brookhaven College Dallas TX 9.46366 n/a 11,814
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,808 miles from location Laredo Community College Laredo TX 16.3512 n/a 9,361
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,637 miles from location North Central Texas College Gainesville TX 6.99605 n/a 9,156
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,568 miles from location Trinity Valley Community College Athens TX 17.4138 n/a 7,012
6,734 miles from location University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio TX 54.816 32% 6,756
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,803 miles from location Texas A & M International University Laredo TX 23.8854 40% 6,419
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,619 miles from location Cedar Valley College Lancaster TX 9.01299 n/a 5,886
6,894 miles from location Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 54.6831 63% 5,886
6,812 miles from location Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde TX 14.1379 n/a 5,767
6,660 miles from location Temple College Temple TX 8.53874 n/a 5,659
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,678 miles from location Weatherford College Weatherford TX 11.3384 n/a 5,384
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,935 miles from location Cisco College Cisco TX 12.0718 n/a 4,260
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,648 miles from location Victoria College Victoria TX 13.5791 n/a 4,054
6,894 miles from location Howard College Big Spring TX 15.8753 n/a 3,984
6,549 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX 1.65486 n/a 3,969
6,526 miles from location College of the Mainland Texas City TX 8.31197 n/a 3,916
6,552 miles from location Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX 13.0717 n/a 3,908
6,647 miles from location University of Houston-Victoria Victoria TX 1.30255 n/a 3,655
6,648 miles from location Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 50.675 56% 3,333
6,909 miles from location Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock TX 3.63473 n/a 3,250
6,741 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio TX 12.1545 61% 3,223
6,757 miles from location Vernon College Vernon TX 16.5378 n/a 3,163
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,508 miles from location Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant TX 16.0092 n/a 2,920
6,556 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,859 miles from location Western Texas College Snyder TX 19.1486 n/a 2,473
6,513 miles from location The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston TX 1.05428 n/a 2,430
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,448 miles from location Lamar State College-Orange Orange TX 9.77762 n/a 2,262
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,515 miles from location Galveston College Galveston TX 12.9264 n/a 2,167
6,480 miles from location Panola College Carthage TX 14.6652 n/a 2,123
6,625 miles from location Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie TX 27.8114 90% 2,018
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,601 miles from location Texas A&M Health Science Center College Station TX 0.218495 n/a 1,828
6,739 miles from location Career Point College San Antonio TX 23.8642 n/a 1,802
6,831 miles from location Texas State Technical College-West Texas Sweetwater TX 17.7113 n/a 1,689
6,460 miles from location Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texarkana TX 1.37804 n/a 1,653
6,793 miles from location McMurry University Abilene TX 20.6126 36% 1,509
6,549 miles from location Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX 0.170684 n/a 1,428
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,864 miles from location Frank Phillips College Borger TX 15.4746 n/a 1,239
6,618 miles from location University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus Dallas TX 8.24286 n/a 1,238
6,480 miles from location East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX 22.584 51% 1,179
6,737 miles from location Kaplan College-San Antonio San Antonio TX 23.4886 n/a 1,058
6,771 miles from location Schreiner University Kerrville TX 57.5304 47% 1,049
6,731 miles from location Ranger College Ranger TX 15.5709 n/a 1,000
7,186 miles from location Computer Career Center a division of Vista College El Paso TX 35.1167 n/a 994
6,624 miles from location PCI Health Training Center Dallas TX 26.7454 n/a 908
6,680 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Corpus Christi TX n/a n/a 838
6,719 miles from location South Texas Vo-Tech Institute Weslaco TX 26.4005 100% 818
6,652 miles from location Southwestern Adventist University Keene TX 20.5477 36% 809
6,638 miles from location Concorde Career Institute Arlington TX 38.0317 100% 798
6,680 miles from location Kaplan College-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 24.3632 n/a 755
7,188 miles from location Anamarc College El Paso TX 28.0072 n/a 715
6,692 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Brownsville TX n/a n/a 653
6,740 miles from location Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio San Antonio TX 35.398 99% 639
6,555 miles from location Medvance Institute-Houston Houston TX 26.1873 n/a 516
6,736 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen Mcallen TX 26.3117 n/a 474
6,740 miles from location Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio TX 14.1132 100% 458
6,912 miles from location Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health Lubbock TX 1.66808 n/a 376
6,624 miles from location Platt College Dallas TX 36.9949 n/a 260
6,560 miles from location Texas Health School Houston TX 35.4141 84% 163
6,616 miles from location Dallas Nursing Institute Dallas TX 37.1254 100% 134
6,700 miles from location South Texas Training Center San Benito TX n/a n/a 42
 

Curious what studying Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Texas

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 176,330 $66,180 17.6%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 97,530 $22,010 11.2%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 70,630 $41,720 8.4%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers + 18,640 $90,070 10.5%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 790 $64,180 -88.6%
 

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