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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Texas


Around 1.9% of Texas's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Texas' 91 RN schools put out approximately 10,560 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 11th in the country in 2010. 227 students graduated with a degree in RN from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Students at The University of Texas at Austin paid $9,418 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a RN program is Texas Christian University. Texas Christian University, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Fort Worth. 145 students graduated with degree in RN from Texas Christian University in 2010. Students at Texas Christian University paid $30,090 per year in tuition fees.

Hardin-Simmons University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a RN program. It is located in Abilene. In 2010, 24 students graduated from Hardin-Simmons University RN program. Tuition at Hardin-Simmons University was $20,990 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Texas' RN schools ranges from $30,090 per year to $1,007 per year. But, the average tuition is $5,002 per year. In 2010, the following Texas RN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 following Texas RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 RN degree from a Texas school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Texas go on to work as a registered nurse. 176,330 registered nurses were working in Texas in 2010. The largest populations of Texas registered nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 42,220 registered nurses
  2. Collin County - 33,060 registered nurses
  3. Atascosa County - 16,890 registered nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of registered nurses is expected to grow by 32% by 2018. There are projected to be 219,880 registered nurses working in the Texas then.

Salary

A registered nurse in Texas earns $66,180 per year on average. But, salaries for registered nurses can vary. In 2010, registered nurses made as little as less than $26,980 per year or as much as more than $96,480 per year in Texas. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Austin County - $71,700 per year
  2. Hidalgo County - $71,500 per year
  3. Cameron County - $69,050 per year

The following counties in Texas have the lowest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Calhoun County - $49,900 per year
  2. Andrews County - $54,060 per year
  3. Anderson County - $54,320 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

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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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses 176,330 $66,180 17.6%
 

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