Wichita Falls, TX (population: 103,067) has one nursing school within its city limits. Midwestern State University has a total student population of 6,341. It is the 547th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about nursing programs in Wichita Falls, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Midwestern State University such as Joyce Bedoian, Betty Bowles, Craig Briggs, Carol Collins, Anita Coyle, and Mary Jo Distel.
Nursing students from Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls area alone, there are 690 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $32,540. Registered nurses in this area earn $57,150/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Wichita Falls lies in Wichita county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Wichita Falls area has 57,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.0% unemployment rate, $16.50/hr average worker wage, and a $34,320 average annual salary. Thus, about 20.951 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita Falls are held by registered nurses, and 12.079/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Midwestern State University ends up costing a student $7,596/yr.