Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has sixteen BSN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Houston Baptist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a BSN program, has a total student population of 2,710. It is the 482nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
BSN students from Conroe 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 11,540 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $43,290. Registered nurses in this area earn $69,180/yr and there are 42,240 employed.
Conroe lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 16.474 out of every 1000 jobs in Conroe are held by registered nurses, and 4.502/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 16 BSN schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Houston Baptist University comes out as the most expensive ($16,141/yr) for BSN students, with College of the Mainland as the lowest, reported at only $3,211/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|