Corpus Christi, TX (population: 296,937) has two BSN schools within its city limits. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 9,468. It is the 3874th highest ranked school in the USA and the 203rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
BSN students from Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi area alone, there are 1,410 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,780. Registered nurses in this area earn $63,360/yr and there are 3,260 employed.
Corpus Christi lies in Nueces county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Corpus Christi area has 177,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.93/hr average worker wage, and a $35,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.355 out of every 1000 jobs in Corpus Christi are held by registered nurses, and 7.955/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 BSN schools in Corpus Christi, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi comes out as the most expensive ($10,808/yr) for BSN students, with Del Mar College as the lowest, reported at only $5,484/yr.