Lubbock, TX (population: 226,180) has three BSN schools within its city limits. Lubbock Christian University, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 1,906. It is the 556th highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
BSN students from Lubbock 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 Lubbock area alone, there are 1,000 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,470. Registered nurses in this area earn $55,420/yr and there are 3,300 employed.
Lubbock lies in Lubbock county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Lubbock area has 123,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.18/hr average worker wage, and a $35,730 average annual salary. Thus, about 26.622 out of every 1000 jobs in Lubbock are held by registered nurses, and 8.084/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 BSN schools in Lubbock, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lubbock Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($16,952/yr) for BSN students, with Lubbock Christian University as the lowest, reported at only $16,952/yr.