Keller, TX (population: 41,437) has nineteen BSN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with a BSN program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
BSN students from Keller 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 4,220 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $41,930. Registered nurses in this area earn $63,400/yr and there are 13,670 employed.
Keller lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.962 out of every 1000 jobs in Keller are held by registered nurses, and 4.929/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 19 BSN schools with a 100-mile radius of Keller, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for BSN students, with North Central Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $4,633/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Keller|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||4.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||10.7 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||14.0 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||15.1 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||20.6 miles|