Victoria, TX (population: 63,257) has two BSN schools within its city limits. Victoria College, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 4,054. It is the 5065th highest ranked school in the USA and the 282nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
BSN students from Victoria 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 Victoria area alone, there are 810 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $34,350. Registered nurses in this area earn $50,960/yr and there are 1,260 employed.
Victoria lies in Victoria county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Victoria area has 47,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.1% unemployment rate, $17.06/hr average worker wage, and a $35,490 average annual salary. Thus, about 26.511 out of every 1000 jobs in Victoria are held by registered nurses, and 16.980/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 BSN schools in Victoria, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Victoria College comes out as the most expensive ($5,760/yr) for BSN students, with Victoria College as the lowest, reported at only $5,760/yr.