Brownsville, TX (population: 183,598) has two BSN schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at Brownsville, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 17,151. It is the 4688th highest ranked school in the USA and the 254th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
BSN students from Brownsville schools who go on to become nurses, forensic nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nurse administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Brownsville-Harlingen area alone, there are 1,020 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,700. Registered nurses in this area earn $68,510/yr and there are 2,450 employed.
Brownsville lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 19.897 out of every 1000 jobs in Brownsville are held by registered nurses, and 8.274/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 BSN schools in Brownsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Brownsville comes out as the most expensive ($6,819/yr) for BSN students, with The University of Texas at Brownsville as the lowest, reported at only $6,819/yr.
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