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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.


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.


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

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