El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has four nursing schools within its city limits. Computer Career Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 994. It is the 1168th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Nursing students from El Paso schools who go on to become nurses, registered nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, 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 El Paso area alone, there are 1,230 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $42,090. Registered nurses in this area earn $60,850/yr and there are 4,610 employed.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.136 out of every 1000 jobs in El Paso are held by registered nurses, and 4.554/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 nursing schools in El Paso, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anamarc Educational Institute comes out as the most expensive ($17,760/yr) for nursing students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.