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LVN to RN Programs in Texas

There are a wide variety of nursing school options in Texas.  Most community colleges offer both LVN and ADN options on-campus - subsequently, they also offer LVN to ADN options.  The LVN to ADN programs are designed to be completed quickly because there is a need for nurses in the workforce.  

 

Texas RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Candidates are encouraged to apply to the Texas Board of Nurses 120 days before graduation. The applications can be completed online and found on the Board website. There is a $139 that will be owed to the Board and a $200 fee that will be paid to the testing company, Pearson VUE. In addition to the fees, the candidate must also submit a criminal background check and an official form signed by the dean or director of the program. The candidate will apply to take the NCLEX exam and will be able to register when he/she has received authorization to test. There is a 75-day period in which the candidate will be able to schedule the exam. Candidates are allowed to take the NCLEX exam as often as needed but they will need to submit an application to the board and pay the associated fees. The last application must be made within 120 days before eligibility ends.

RN License by Endorsement

Nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be eligible to apply for licensure by endorsement in the state of Texas. Before licensing can be obtained, the candidate will be required to take the online jurisprudence exam before receiving permanent licensure. Nurses who are not currently practicing will be required to take a refresher course before they can be licensed.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained licensure outside of the United States may be eligible for licensure. They will need to submit a credential evaluation report as well as verification of licensure. If the nursing program was completed in a language other than Michigan, the candidate will also need to provide English proficiency scores through a company such as TOEFL.

Total Schools: 63

Ranked Schools: 57

Ranked: 1 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.789195.78%

South Plains College

1401 S. College Ave, Levelland, TX - 79336 80689513

South Plains College is located in Levelland, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing program, an ADN program and an LVN to RN transition program.  The LVN to RN transtion program allows the LVN advanced placement into the ADN program, if certain prerequisites are met.

Campus: Levelland, TX
Net Price: $4,462.00
Enrollment: 9,559
Transfer Out Rate: 24.50%
Loan Default Rate: $16.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-5.98%
Graduation Rate: 23.00%
Median Borrowing: 7,000.00%
Median Payment: 73.09%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 2 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7805195.61%

Austin Community College District

5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX - 78752 (512) 223-7000

Austin Community College is located in Austin, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing program, a traditional AD program and a career mobility program.  The career mobility program is an LVN to RN option – they also offer this program to students with other healthcare experience, such as students coming from the disciplines of: Paramedic, Dental Hygiene, Radiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Sonography, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology

Campus: Austin, TX
Net Price: $8,624.00
Enrollment: 41,627
Transfer Out Rate: 32.50%
Loan Default Rate: $20.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.80%
Graduation Rate: 5.90%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7785195.57%

Alvin Community College

3110 Mustang Rd, Alvin, TX - 77511-4898 (281) 756-3500

Alvin Community College is located in Alvin, Texas.  They offer a vocational certificate, an ADN degree and 1 year LVN-RN transition program.  The LVN-RN program takes only 10-20 students each June, whereas the ADN program takes 40 students twice yearly.

Campus: Alvin, TX
Net Price: $7,766.00
Enrollment: 5,118
Transfer Out Rate: 19.90%
Loan Default Rate: $12.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.31%
Graduation Rate: 12.40%
Median Borrowing: 3,867.00%
Median Payment: 40.38%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6685193.37%

North Central Texas College

1525 W California Street, Gainesville, TX - 76240-4699 (940) 668-7731

North Central Texas College is located in Gainesville, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing certificate, an ADN program and an LVN-RN transition option.  NCTC is the oldest community college in Texas and has been in operation for 92 years!  Its original name was Gainesville Junior College.

Campus: Gainesville, TX
Net Price: $4,981.00
Enrollment: 10,335
Transfer Out Rate: 19.90%
Loan Default Rate: $15.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $0.32%
Graduation Rate: 13.90%
Median Borrowing: 3,789.00%
Median Payment: 39.56%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6335192.67%

Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX - 76086-5699 (800) 287-5471

Weatherford College is located in Weatherford, Texas.  They offer both a vocational nursing program and an ADN program.  This college has been existence since 1869.  Since its inception, it has gone through a variety of name changes and organizational changes and will be continuing to expand – it will have expansions and renovations in the near future.

Campus: Weatherford, TX
Net Price: $6,043.00
Enrollment: 5,694
Transfer Out Rate: 21.70%
Loan Default Rate: $8.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $5.02%
Graduation Rate: 16.50%
Median Borrowing: 5,899.00%
Median Payment: 61.59%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.618192.36%

Collin College

3452 Spur 399, McKinney, TX - 75069 (972) 881-5790

Collin College is located in McKinney, Texas, with a variety of other campuses.  They offer several interesting options for their nursing students.  They offer an ADN degree but they also offer the LVN bridge program and medic/paramedic fast track program, both of which allow the LVN or medic/paramedic advanced placement into the ADN program.

Campus: McKinney, TX
Net Price: $5,243.00
Enrollment: 27,972
Transfer Out Rate: 39.10%
Loan Default Rate: $15.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.39%
Graduation Rate: 11.10%
Median Borrowing: 7,045.00%
Median Payment: 73.56%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5725191.45%

Wharton County Junior College

911 Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX - 77488 (979) 532-4560

Wharton County Junior College is located in Wharton, Texas.  They offer a vocational nursing program, an ADN program and an LVN to ADN program; the LVN to ADN program is designed to be finished in one year, with students doing back-to-back semesters.

Campus: Wharton, TX
Net Price: $3,890.00
Enrollment: 7,386
Transfer Out Rate: 33.10%
Loan Default Rate: $13.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $38.29%
Graduation Rate: 18.40%
Median Borrowing: 6,044.00%
Median Payment: 63.11%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.487189.74%

Navarro College

3200 W 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX - 75110 (903) 874-6501
Campus: Corsicana, TX
Net Price: $9,028.00
Enrollment: 10,256
Transfer Out Rate: 27.10%
Loan Default Rate: $23.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $15.98%
Graduation Rate: 15.70%
Median Borrowing: 9,182.00%
Median Payment: 95.87%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4745189.49%

Grayson College

6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX - 75020-8299 (903) 465-6030
Campus: Denison, TX
Net Price: $8,882.00
Enrollment: 5,014
Transfer Out Rate: 2.90%
Loan Default Rate: $25.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $67.08%
Graduation Rate: 19.00%
Median Borrowing: 5,250.00%
Median Payment: 54.82%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4735189.47%

Blinn College

902 College Ave, Brenham, TX - 77833-4098 (979) 830-4000
Campus: Brenham, TX
Net Price: $10,898.00
Enrollment: 18,561
Transfer Out Rate: 47.60%
Loan Default Rate: $19.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $63.73%
Graduation Rate: 6.20%
Median Borrowing: 6,250.00%
Median Payment: 65.26%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.464189.28%

Victoria College

2200 E Red River, Victoria, TX - 77901 (361) 573-3291
Campus: Victoria, TX
Net Price: $7,415.00
Enrollment: 4,419
Transfer Out Rate: 21.00%
Loan Default Rate: $16.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $0.19%
Graduation Rate: 15.00%
Median Borrowing: 9,000.00%
Median Payment: 93.97%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.463189.26%

Brazosport College

500 College Dr, Lake Jackson, TX - 77566-3199 (979) 230-3000
Campus: Lake Jackson, TX
Net Price: $4,874.00
Enrollment: 4,127
Transfer Out Rate: 32.40%
Loan Default Rate: $18.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-3.83%
Graduation Rate: 15.50%
Median Borrowing: 4,500.00%
Median Payment: 46.99%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4605189.21%

Angelina College

3500 South First, Lufkin, TX - 75902-1768 (936) 639-1301
Campus: Lufkin, TX
Net Price: $7,137.00
Enrollment: 5,490
Transfer Out Rate: 18.50%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $39.23%
Graduation Rate: 9.10%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4445188.89%

Cisco College

101 College Heights, Cisco, TX - 76437 (254) 442-5000
Campus: Cisco, TX
Net Price: $7,794.00
Enrollment: 3,617
Transfer Out Rate: 27.30%
Loan Default Rate: $17.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $33.71%
Graduation Rate: 12.90%
Median Borrowing: 5,950.00%
Median Payment: 62.12%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4395188.79%

College of the Mainland

1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, TX - 77591-2499 (409) 938-1211
Campus: Texas City, TX
Net Price: $9,142.00
Enrollment: 4,188
Transfer Out Rate: 12.60%
Loan Default Rate: $36.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $3.65%
Graduation Rate: 13.30%
Median Borrowing: 4,250.00%
Median Payment: 44.37%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.432188.64%

Tyler Junior College

1400 East Fifth Street, Tyler, TX - 75701 (903) 510-2200
Campus: Tyler, TX
Net Price: $6,757.00
Enrollment: 11,308
Transfer Out Rate: 31.10%
Loan Default Rate: $20.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $30.62%
Graduation Rate: 15.40%
Median Borrowing: 7,499.00%
Median Payment: 78.30%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4105188.21%

Central Texas College

6200 West Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX - 76549-4199 (254) 526-7161
Campus: Killeen, TX
Net Price: $5,576.00
Enrollment: 21,647
Transfer Out Rate: 10.10%
Loan Default Rate: $20.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $6.47%
Graduation Rate: 14.50%
Median Borrowing: 4,750.00%
Median Payment: 49.60%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.393187.86%

Howard College

1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX - 79720 (432) 264-5000
Campus: Big Spring, TX
Net Price: $6,204.00
Enrollment: 4,130
Transfer Out Rate: 18.60%
Loan Default Rate: $26.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $29.25%
Graduation Rate: 18.20%
Median Borrowing: 5,250.00%
Median Payment: 54.82%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.39187.80%

Laredo Community College

West End Washington St, Laredo, TX - 78040-4395 (956) 721-5394
Campus: Laredo, TX
Net Price: $4,659.00
Enrollment: 8,726
Transfer Out Rate: 11.00%
Loan Default Rate: $18.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.56%
Graduation Rate: 18.30%
Median Borrowing: 2,334.00%
Median Payment: 24.37%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.382187.64%

Del Mar College

101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX - 78404-3897 (361) 698-1255
Campus: Corpus Christi, TX
Net Price: $5,020.00
Enrollment: 10,502
Transfer Out Rate: 8.00%
Loan Default Rate: $19.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.80%
Graduation Rate: 9.70%
Median Borrowing: 4,157.00%
Median Payment: 43.40%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3795187.59%

Tarrant County College District

1500 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX - 76102-6524 (817) 515-5100
Campus: Fort Worth, TX
Net Price: $6,176.00
Enrollment: 50,771
Transfer Out Rate: 17.10%
Loan Default Rate: $20.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $42.34%
Graduation Rate: 9.40%
Median Borrowing: 4,250.00%
Median Payment: 44.37%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.374187.48%

South Texas College

3201 W Pecan, McAllen, TX - 78502-9701 (956) 872-8311
Campus: McAllen, TX
Net Price: $1,483.00
Enrollment: 31,232
Transfer Out Rate: 11.80%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $152.64%
Graduation Rate: 19.30%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.34186.80%

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

8400 Datapoint Dr, San Antonio, TX - 78229 (210) 297-9636
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3375186.75%

Southwest Texas Junior College

2401 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX - 78801-6297 (830) 278-4401
Campus: Uvalde, TX
Net Price: $6,805.00
Enrollment: 5,410
Transfer Out Rate: 12.50%
Loan Default Rate: $23.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $101.39%
Graduation Rate: 21.10%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 25 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.329186.58%

Paris Junior College

2400 Clarksville St, Paris, TX - 75460 (903) 785-7661
Campus: Paris, TX
Net Price: $6,508.00
Enrollment: 5,301
Transfer Out Rate: 20.50%
Loan Default Rate: $29.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $50.34%
Graduation Rate: 19.00%
Median Borrowing: 5,250.00%
Median Payment: 54.82%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 26 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.314186.28%

Northeast Texas Community College

2886 FM 1735, Mount Pleasant, TX - 75455 (903) 434-8100
Campus: Mount Pleasant, TX
Net Price: $6,712.00
Enrollment: 3,225
Transfer Out Rate: 16.70%
Loan Default Rate: $22.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $59.85%
Graduation Rate: 16.40%
Median Borrowing: 7,125.00%
Median Payment: 74.39%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 27 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.303186.06%

Texas State Technical College-West Texas

300 Homer K. Taylor Drive, Sweetwater, TX - 79556 (325) 235-7300
Campus: Sweetwater, TX
Net Price: $17,190.00
Enrollment: 1,281
Transfer Out Rate: 7.90%
Loan Default Rate: $25.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $56.64%
Graduation Rate: 34.20%
Median Borrowing: 9,184.00%
Median Payment: 95.89%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 28 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.276185.52%

Temple College

2600 S 1st St, Temple, TX - 76504-7435 (254) 298-8282
Campus: Temple, TX
Net Price: $7,369.00
Enrollment: 5,506
Transfer Out Rate: 22.40%
Loan Default Rate: $23.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $17.85%
Graduation Rate: 7.60%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 29 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2605185.21%

Panola College

1109 W Panola St, Carthage, TX - 75633-2397 (903) 693-2000
Campus: Carthage, TX
Net Price: $8,588.00
Enrollment: 2,699
Transfer Out Rate: 14.90%
Loan Default Rate: $18.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $4.62%
Graduation Rate: 20.10%
Median Borrowing: 5,250.00%
Median Payment: 54.82%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 30 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.255185.10%

Amarillo College

2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, TX - 79109 (806) 371-5000
Campus: Amarillo, TX
Net Price: $6,141.00
Enrollment: 10,873
Transfer Out Rate: 11.20%
Loan Default Rate: $22.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $66.38%
Graduation Rate: 15.30%
Median Borrowing: 7,314.00%
Median Payment: 76.37%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 31 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2505185.01%

Texarkana College

2500 N Robison Rd, Texarkana, TX - 75599 (903) 823-3456
Campus: Texarkana, TX
Net Price: $10,255.00
Enrollment: 4,233
Transfer Out Rate: 7.80%
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $53.79%
Graduation Rate: 22.70%
Median Borrowing: 4,000.00%
Median Payment: 41.76%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 32 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2485184.97%

McLennan Community College

1400 College Dr, Waco, TX - 76708 (254) 299-8622
Campus: Waco, TX
Net Price: $7,507.00
Enrollment: 8,555
Transfer Out Rate: 19.40%
Loan Default Rate: $23.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $14.84%
Graduation Rate: 18.80%
Median Borrowing: 8,037.00%
Median Payment: 83.92%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 33 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2395184.79%

El Paso Community College

9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX - 79925 (915) 831-2000
Campus: El Paso, TX
Net Price: $3,762.00
Enrollment: 30,468
Transfer Out Rate: 18.30%
Loan Default Rate: $14.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $16.15%
Graduation Rate: 10.20%
Median Borrowing: 4,850.00%
Median Payment: 50.64%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 34 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.234184.68%

San Jacinto Community College

8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX - 77501-2007 (281) 998-6150
Campus: Pasadena, TX
Net Price: $7,051.00
Enrollment: 28,385
Transfer Out Rate: 21.80%
Loan Default Rate: $16.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $15.01%
Graduation Rate: 14.70%
Median Borrowing: 6,250.00%
Median Payment: 65.26%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 35 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.2315184.63%

Brookhaven College

3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX - 75244-4997 (972) 860-4700
Campus: Farmers Branch, TX
Net Price: $7,321.00
Enrollment: 12,319
Transfer Out Rate: 30.30%
Loan Default Rate: $14.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $58.53%
Graduation Rate: 7.10%
Median Borrowing: 6,639.00%
Median Payment: 69.32%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 36 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.22184.40%

Lamar University

4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, TX - 77705 (409) 880-7011

Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas.  They offer a bachelor's degree.  They also offer two interesting options for ADN-prepared RNs – an online RN to BSN program and an online RN to MSN program.  The online RN to MSN track allows the RN to eliminate 9 credit hours that would have been taken if earning the BSN and MSN separately.

Campus: Beaumont, TX
Net Price: $14,937.00
Enrollment: 9,382
Transfer Out Rate: 35.70%
Loan Default Rate: $13.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $24.31%
Graduation Rate: 34.50%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 37 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.17183.40%

Trinity Valley Community College

100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX - 75751 (903) 675-6200
Campus: Athens, TX
Net Price: $7,299.00
Enrollment: 5,172
Transfer Out Rate: 20.70%
Loan Default Rate: $21.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $28.21%
Graduation Rate: 23.10%
Median Borrowing: 6,529.00%
Median Payment: 68.17%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 38 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.1515183.03%

Galveston College

4015 Ave Q, Galveston, TX - 77550-7496 (409) 944-1220
Campus: Galveston, TX
Net Price: $4,353.00
Enrollment: 2,131
Transfer Out Rate: 15.80%
Loan Default Rate: $17.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.04%
Graduation Rate: 25.20%
Median Borrowing: 6,224.00%
Median Payment: 64.99%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 39 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.151183.02%

El Centro College

801 Main Street, Dallas, TX - 75202-3604 (214) 860-2037
Campus: Dallas, TX
Net Price: $6,516.00
Enrollment: 10,771
Transfer Out Rate: 25.30%
Loan Default Rate: $17.20
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $46.76%
Graduation Rate: 3.80%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 40 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.121182.42%

Lee College

511 S Whiting, Baytown, TX - 77520 (281) 427-5611
Campus: Baytown, TX
Net Price: $8,310.00
Enrollment: 5,911
Transfer Out Rate: 31.20%
Loan Default Rate: $22.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $64.13%
Graduation Rate: 21.10%
Median Borrowing: 6,462.00%
Median Payment: 67.47%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 41 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0575181.15%

Lamar State College-Orange

410 Front St, Orange, TX - 77630 (409) 883-7750
Campus: Orange, TX
Net Price: $3,710.00
Enrollment: 2,426
Transfer Out Rate: 14.60%
Loan Default Rate: $23.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $61.66%
Graduation Rate: 17.90%
Median Borrowing: 8,000.00%
Median Payment: 83.53%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 42 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.056181.12%

Galen College of Nursing-San Antonio

7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 300, San Antonio, TX - 78229 (210) 733-3056
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 43 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0425180.85%

Hill College

112 Lamar Dr, Hillsboro, TX - 76645 (254) 659-7500
Campus: Hillsboro, TX
Net Price: $8,375.00
Enrollment: 4,495
Transfer Out Rate: 19.60%
Loan Default Rate: $21.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $5.06%
Graduation Rate: 20.40%
Median Borrowing: 6,706.00%
Median Payment: 70.02%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 44 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.019180.38%

Kilgore College

1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX - 75662-3299 (903) 983-8209
Campus: Kilgore, TX
Net Price: $5,518.00
Enrollment: 5,867
Transfer Out Rate: 13.80%
Loan Default Rate: $22.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $78.98%
Graduation Rate: 16.90%
Median Borrowing: 8,250.00%
Median Payment: 86.14%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 45 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.014180.28%

Houston Community College

3100 Main Street, Houston, TX - 77002 (877) 422-6111
Campus: Houston, TX
Net Price: $8,865.00
Enrollment: 57,978
Transfer Out Rate: 21.80%
Loan Default Rate: $17.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-12.09%
Graduation Rate: 11.10%
Median Borrowing: 7,500.00%
Median Payment: 78.31%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 46 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.004180.08%

Midland College

3600 N Garfield, Midland, TX - 79705 (432) 685-4500
Campus: Midland, TX
Net Price: $5,579.00
Enrollment: 5,233
Transfer Out Rate: 21.40%
Loan Default Rate: $12.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $10.59%
Graduation Rate: 13.50%
Median Borrowing: 3,500.00%
Median Payment: 36.54%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 47 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9205178.41%

Vernon College

4400 College Dr., Vernon, TX - 76384-4092 (940) 552-6291
Campus: Vernon, TX
Net Price: $5,469.00
Enrollment: 3,084
Transfer Out Rate: 25.20%
Loan Default Rate: $16.60
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $24.38%
Graduation Rate: 26.60%
Median Borrowing: 6,166.00%
Median Payment: 64.38%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 48 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.917178.34%

San Antonio College

1300 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX - 78212-4299 (210) 486-0000
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Net Price: $4,580.00
Enrollment: 23,004
Transfer Out Rate: 17.80%
Loan Default Rate: $16.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-1.68%
Graduation Rate: 7.10%
Median Borrowing: 8,035.00%
Median Payment: 83.89%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 49 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.9075178.15%

Coastal Bend College

3800 Charco Rd, Beeville, TX - 78102 (361) 358-2838
Campus: Beeville, TX
Net Price: $6,257.00
Enrollment: 3,533
Transfer Out Rate: 26.70%
Loan Default Rate: $23.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $52.42%
Graduation Rate: 29.50%
Median Borrowing: 6,284.00%
Median Payment: 65.61%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 50 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.631172.62%

Odessa College

201 W University Blvd, Odessa, TX - 79764 (432) 335-6400
Campus: Odessa, TX
Net Price: $4,553.00
Enrollment: 5,059
Transfer Out Rate: 19.90%
Loan Default Rate: $18.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $40.09%
Graduation Rate: 20.20%
Median Borrowing: 6,459.00%
Median Payment: 67.44%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 51 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.5855171.71%

Ranger College

1100 College Circle, Ranger, TX - 76470 (254) 647-3234
Campus: Ranger, TX
Net Price: $5,703.00
Enrollment: 1,893
Transfer Out Rate: 40.70%
Loan Default Rate: $16.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-2.18%
Graduation Rate: 22.50%
Median Borrowing: 6,000.00%
Median Payment: 62.65%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 52 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.48169.60%

St Philip’s College

1801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, TX - 78203-2098 (210) 486-2000
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Net Price: $4,750.00
Enrollment: 10,238
Transfer Out Rate: 13.80%
Loan Default Rate: $17.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-18.68%
Graduation Rate: 4.30%
Median Borrowing: 9,500.00%
Median Payment: 99.19%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 53 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.3645167.29%

Angelo State University

2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, TX - 76909 (325) 942-2555
Campus: San Angelo, TX
Net Price: $12,732.00
Enrollment: 5,473
Loan Default Rate: $13.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.36%
Graduation Rate: 29.70%
Median Borrowing: 13,588.00%
Median Payment: 141.87%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 54 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.2525165.05%

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

1500 Proctor St, Port Arthur, TX - 77640 (409) 984-6342
Campus: Port Arthur, TX
Net Price: $9,697.00
Enrollment: 2,721
Transfer Out Rate: 20.40%
Loan Default Rate: $25.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $21.44%
Graduation Rate: 17.20%
Median Borrowing: 5,500.00%
Median Payment: 57.43%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 55 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.239164.78%

Hallmark College

10401 IH 10 W, San Antonio, TX - 78230-1736 21069112
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 56 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.161163.22%

Mountain View College

4849 West Illinois Ave., Dallas, TX - 75211-6599 (214) 860-8680
Campus: Dallas, TX
Net Price: $7,484.00
Enrollment: 8,797
Transfer Out Rate: 22.30%
Loan Default Rate: $16.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $73.36%
Graduation Rate: 7.10%
Median Borrowing: 5,455.00%
Median Payment: 56.96%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 57 ADN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 2.2915145.83%

ITT Technical Institute-Richardson

2101 Waterview Pky, Richardson, TX - 75080 (972) 690-9100
Campus: Richardson, TX
Net Price: $23,499.00
Enrollment: 652
Loan Default Rate: $22.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Net Price Change: $15.06%
Graduation Rate: 27.70%
Median Borrowing: 23,217.00%
Median Payment: 242.41%
Award Levels: Associate
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Texas

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Northwest Vista College N/A San Antonio, TX
N/A Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf N/A Big Spring, TX
N/A Palo Alto College N/A San Antonio, TX
N/A Clarendon College N/A Clarendon, TX
N/A Lone Star College System N/A The Woodlands, TX ACEN, CELPA, JRCERT, ADA, AOTA, APTA
N/A The University of Texas at Brownsville N/A Brownsville, TX ACEN, CELPA, JRCERT, ADA, AOTA, APTA

LVN to BSN Programs in Texas

RN to BSN programs are very beneficial to nurses in Texas. Registered nurses with an advanced education often display enhanced critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, and assessment skills. Executive positions need to be filled by highly educated nurses. Some courses that may be included in an RN to BSN program may include:
  • Advanced assessment and diagnostic skills
  • Health policy and professional issues
  • Educators
  • Sociology, psychology, and public health nursing
  • Medical technology
A program can typically be completed in 19-20 months. Earned pre-requisites can be adjusted towards the degree credit as the 60 credits of an associate’s degree in nursing.

 

Texas RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Candidates are encouraged to apply to the Texas Board of Nurses 120 days before graduation. The applications can be completed online and found on the Board website. There is a $139 that will be owed to the Board and a $200 fee that will be paid to the testing company, Pearson VUE. In addition to the fees, the candidate must also submit a criminal background check and an official form signed by the dean or director of the program. The candidate will apply to take the NCLEX exam and will be able to register when he/she has received authorization to test. There is a 75-day period in which the candidate will be able to schedule the exam. Candidates are allowed to take the NCLEX exam as often as needed but they will need to submit an application to the board and pay the associated fees. The last application must be made within 120 days before eligibility ends.

RN License by Endorsement

Nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be eligible to apply for licensure by endorsement in the state of Texas. Before licensing can be obtained, the candidate will be required to take the online jurisprudence exam before receiving permanent licensure. Nurses who are not currently practicing will be required to take a refresher course before they can be licensed.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained licensure outside of the United States may be eligible for licensure. They will need to submit a credential evaluation report as well as verification of licensure. If the nursing program was completed in a language other than Michigan, the candidate will also need to provide English proficiency scores through a company such as TOEFL.

Total Schools: 45

Ranked Schools: 34

Ranked: 1 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.86197.20%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

7000 Fannin, Houston, TX - 77030 (713) 500-4472

The University of Texas Health Science Center is located in Houston, Texas.  The school is a branch of University of Texas and operates a variety of teaching hospitals.  It educates healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses and dentists.  They offer several undergraduate options: a BSN degree, an RN to BSN degree and a pacesetter BSN.  The pacesetter option is when the nursing theory courses are taken during the first three semesters and the clinical experiences are offered in the fourth.  They also offer a veteran's-BSN program, which takes into account military experience.  This program accepts 10 students per year.

Campus: Houston, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site

Ranked: 2 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.816196.32%

Texas State University

601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX - 78666 (512) 245-2111

Texas State University is located in San Marcos, Texas.  The St. David's School of Nursing is ranked #2 of the “Best Nursing Schools in the State of Texas.”  Their most recent 2016 BSN graduates had a 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate.  They offer a traditional BSN program, with 100 students being admitted yearly.

Campus: San Marcos, TX
Net Price: $12,358.00
Enrollment: 31,005
Loan Default Rate: $9.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $39.83%
Graduation Rate: 57.40%
Median Borrowing: 19,250.00%
Median Payment: 200.99%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 3 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.723194.46%

Baylor University

500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX - 76798 (254) 710-1011

Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas.  The Louise Herrington School of Nursing offers both undergraduate and graduate options for nursing students.  They offer a traditional BSN program and a FastBacc BSN program.  The FastBacc program allows a student with a prior bachelor's degree to earn their BSN degree in 12 months.

Campus: Waco, TX
Net Price: $33,720.00
Enrollment: 13,292
Loan Default Rate: $4.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $25.49%
Graduation Rate: 74.70%
Median Borrowing: 25,000.00%
Median Payment: 261.03%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 4 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.7075194.15%

Texas Woman’s University

304 Administration Dr, Denton, TX - 76201 (940) 898-2000

Texas Woman's University is located in Denton, Texas.  The majority of their students are women, although there are some men in attendance.  They offer a traditional BSN program, which is also available to second degree students, and an online RN to BSN program.  They also offer an evening/weekend program, although this is located only at their Dallas campus.

Campus: Denton, TX
Net Price: $8,744.00
Enrollment: 9,515
Transfer Out Rate: 40.80%
Loan Default Rate: $6.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.13%
Graduation Rate: 41.50%
Median Borrowing: 15,000.00%
Median Payment: 156.62%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 5 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.692193.84%

The University of Texas at Austin

2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX - 78712 (512) 471-3434

The University of Texas at Austin is located in Austin, Texas.  They have been ranked #17 in the nation for best graduate nursing program by U.S. News & World Report.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program.

Campus: Austin, TX
Net Price: $15,336.00
Enrollment: 39,979
Loan Default Rate: $4.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $4.83%
Graduation Rate: 79.40%
Median Borrowing: 24,324.00%
Median Payment: 253.97%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 6 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6265192.53%

Stephen F Austin State University

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206, Nacogdoches, TX - 75961 (936) 468-2011

Stephen F Austin State University is located in Nacogdoches, Texas.  The Richard and Lucille Dewitt School of Nursing They offer a BSN degree and an online RN to BSN degree.  SFA's first BSN students were accepted in 1981; their program prior was primarily an ADN education.  The school has since adopted a BSN curriculum.

Campus: Nacogdoches, TX
Net Price: $14,275.00
Enrollment: 11,006
Transfer Out Rate: 40.10%
Loan Default Rate: $12.90
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $24.07%
Graduation Rate: 43.20%
Median Borrowing: 19,403.00%
Median Payment: 202.59%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 7 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6205192.41%

Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX - 77074-3298 (281) 649-3000

Houston Baptist University is located in Houston, Texas.  Their School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a BSN degree and an honors BSN degree.  Students admitted into the honors college take additional honors courses, in addition to their BSN curriculum.

Campus: Houston, TX
Net Price: $20,016.00
Enrollment: 2,171
Loan Default Rate: $9.00
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $12.71%
Graduation Rate: 44.30%
Median Borrowing: 17,750.00%
Median Payment: 185.33%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 8 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.6115192.23%

West Texas A & M University

2501 4th Ave, Canyon, TX - 79016-0001 (806) 651-0000

West Texas A&M University is located in Canyon, Texas.  They also a BSN program.  They also two options for RNs seeking advanced degrees: an RN to BSN program and an RN to MSN program.  They also offer an LVN to BSN degree option.

Campus: Canyon, TX
Net Price: $11,106.00
Enrollment: 6,906
Transfer Out Rate: 34.80%
Loan Default Rate: $11.00
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $8.01%
Graduation Rate: 40.30%
Median Borrowing: 14,250.00%
Median Payment: 148.79%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 9 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.604192.08%

The University of Texas at Tyler

3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX - 75799-6699 (903) 566-7000

The University of Texas at Tyler is located in Tyler, Texas.  They offer several undergraduate options for their nursing students – a traditional BSN program, an RN to BSN program, and an accelerated BSN program, which is available to students with a prior bachelor's degree.

Campus: Tyler, TX
Net Price: $11,988.00
Enrollment: 5,591
Loan Default Rate: $9.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $11.70%
Graduation Rate: 44.10%
Median Borrowing: 14,500.00%
Median Payment: 151.40%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 10 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.602192.04%

Lamar University

4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, TX - 77705 (409) 880-7011

Lamar University is located in Beaumont, Texas.  They offer a bachelor's degree.  They also offer two interesting options for ADN-prepared RNs – an online RN to BSN program and an online RN to MSN program.  The online RN to MSN track allows the RN to eliminate 9 credit hours that would have been taken if earning the BSN and MSN separately.

Campus: Beaumont, TX
Net Price: $14,937.00
Enrollment: 9,382
Transfer Out Rate: 35.70%
Loan Default Rate: $13.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $24.31%
Graduation Rate: 34.50%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 11 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5915191.83%

The University of Texas at Arlington

701 S. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, TX - 76013 (817) 272-2011

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington, Texas.  They offer a traditional BSN program and an online BSN program.  The online BSN program is an accelerated program for students with a prior bachelor's degree; it can be completed in 15 months.  They offer an online RN to BSN program.  Unique to UT is the pathways programs they have developed with neighboring community colleges – these programs allow ADN students to simultaneously complete their ADN requirements and their BSN requirements

Campus: Arlington, TX
Net Price: $11,779.00
Enrollment: 25,690
Transfer Out Rate: 41.20%
Loan Default Rate: $7.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $23.08%
Graduation Rate: 40.40%
Median Borrowing: 14,000.00%
Median Payment: 146.18%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 12 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.5445190.89%

Texas A & M International University

5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX - 78041-1900 (956) 326-2001

Texas A&M International University is located in Laredo, Texas.  They offer a BSN program and an RN to BSN option.  With the RN to BSN option, RNs are admitted to the BSN program during the spring semester on a space available basis.

Campus: Laredo, TX
Net Price: $6,344.00
Enrollment: 6,585
Loan Default Rate: $11.10
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $178.37%
Graduation Rate: 43.00%
Median Borrowing: 11,000.00%
Median Payment: 114.85%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 13 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.524190.48%

The University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX - 77555-0129 (409) 772-1011

UTMB is located in Galveston, Texas.  They are a health system that also offers several healthcare education options, such as nursing.  They offer a BSN program, an MSN program, a DNP program, and a PhD program.  The BSN program offers the traditional BSN option and an RN to BSN option, which is an online option.

Campus: Galveston, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 14 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.519190.38%

The University of Texas-Pan American

1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX - 78539-2999 (956) 665-2011
Campus: Edinburg, TX
Net Price: $2,485.00
Enrollment: 17,230
Loan Default Rate: $12.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $2,715.79%
Graduation Rate: 39.30%
Median Borrowing: 9,367.00%
Median Payment: 97.80%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 15 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.486189.72%

Prairie View A & M University

FM 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, TX - 77446 (936) 261-3311
Campus: Prairie View, TX
Net Price: $8,576.00
Enrollment: 6,731
Transfer Out Rate: 36.90%
Loan Default Rate: $24.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $-0.08%
Graduation Rate: 36.50%
Median Borrowing: 19,575.00%
Median Payment: 204.39%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 16 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4595189.19%

West Coast University-Dallas

8435 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX - 75247-3900 (214) 453-4533
Campus: Dallas, TX
Net Price: $39,975.00
Enrollment: 320
Loan Default Rate: $1.90
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Median Borrowing: 42,032.00%
Median Payment: 438.86%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 17 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4595189.19%

University of the Incarnate Word

4301 Broadway, San Antonio, TX - 78209 (210) 829-6000
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Net Price: $20,192.00
Enrollment: 6,491
Loan Default Rate: $9.20
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $21.41%
Graduation Rate: 40.00%
Median Borrowing: 22,088.00%
Median Payment: 230.62%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 18 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.4425188.85%

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX - 79430 (806) 743-1000
Campus: Lubbock, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 19 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.42188.40%

The University of Texas at El Paso

500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX - 79968-0691 (915) 747-5000
Campus: El Paso, TX
Net Price: $6,089.00
Enrollment: 19,696
Transfer Out Rate: 31.50%
Loan Default Rate: $9.80
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $139.44%
Graduation Rate: 39.50%
Median Borrowing: 13,500.00%
Median Payment: 140.96%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 20 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.391187.82%

Texas Christian University

2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX - 76129 (817) 257-7000
Campus: Fort Worth, TX
Net Price: $30,495.00
Enrollment: 8,640
Transfer Out Rate: 18.60%
Loan Default Rate: $4.30
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $9.52%
Graduation Rate: 76.00%
Median Borrowing: 27,208.00%
Median Payment: 284.08%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 21 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3845187.69%

East Texas Baptist University

One Tiger Drive, Marshall, TX - 75670-1498 (903) 935-7963
Campus: Marshall, TX
Net Price: $18,235.00
Enrollment: 1,196
Transfer Out Rate: 46.80%
Loan Default Rate: $12.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $16.23%
Graduation Rate: 33.30%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 22 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.3145186.29%

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

900 College St, Belton, TX - 76513-2599 (800) 727-8642
Campus: Belton, TX
Net Price: $23,097.00
Enrollment: 3,063
Loan Default Rate: $9.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $4.11%
Graduation Rate: 47.20%
Median Borrowing: 18,750.00%
Median Payment: 195.77%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 23 ADN / BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.311186.22%

Angelo State University

2601 W. Avenue N, San Angelo, TX - 76909 (325) 942-2555
Campus: San Angelo, TX
Net Price: $12,732.00
Enrollment: 5,473
Loan Default Rate: $13.40
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $12.36%
Graduation Rate: 29.70%
Median Borrowing: 13,588.00%
Median Payment: 141.87%
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 24 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.277185.54%

Tarleton State University

1333 W. Washington, Stephenville, TX - 76401-0000 (254) 968-9000
Campus: Stephenville, TX
Net Price: $11,612.00
Enrollment: 11,348
Transfer Out Rate: 3.70%
Loan Default Rate: $9.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $13.85%
Graduation Rate: 43.40%
Median Borrowing: 16,112.00%
Median Payment: 168.23%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 25 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.245184.90%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX - 78229-3900 (210) 567-2621
Campus: San Antonio, TX
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 26 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.213184.26%

Southwestern Adventist University

100 W Hillcrest, Keene, TX - 76059 (817) 645-3921
Campus: Keene, TX
Net Price: $18,616.00
Enrollment: 791
Loan Default Rate: $12.30
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $-0.40%
Graduation Rate: 38.20%
Median Borrowing: 17,250.00%
Median Payment: 180.11%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 27 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.176183.52%

Concordia University-Texas

11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX - 78726 (512) 313-3000
Campus: Austin, TX
Net Price: $23,891.00
Enrollment: 1,531
Transfer Out Rate: 49.40%
Loan Default Rate: $6.70
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $27.16%
Graduation Rate: 34.40%
Median Borrowing: 16,075.00%
Median Payment: 167.84%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 28 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.148182.96%

Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, TX - 78412-5503 (361) 825-5700
Campus: Corpus Christi, TX
Net Price: $11,722.00
Enrollment: 9,152
Transfer Out Rate: 37.70%
Loan Default Rate: $12.10
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $26.83%
Graduation Rate: 40.20%
Median Borrowing: 17,125.00%
Median Payment: 178.80%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 29 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.144182.88%

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Texas

11025 Equity Drive, Houston, TX - 77041 (713) 277-9800
Campus: Houston, TX
Enrollment: 258
Loan Default Rate: $5.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private For-Profit
Median Borrowing: 23,500.00%
Median Payment: 245.37%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) :

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 30 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 4.0355180.71%

Sam Houston State University

1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX - 77340 (936) 294-1111
Campus: Huntsville, TX
Net Price: $11,636.00
Enrollment: 16,255
Transfer Out Rate: 32.40%
Loan Default Rate: $10.50
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $50.41%
Graduation Rate: 50.60%
Median Borrowing: 17,933.00%
Median Payment: 187.24%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 31 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.993179.86%

Midwestern State University

3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX - 76308-2099 (940) 397-4000
Campus: Wichita Falls, TX
Net Price: $8,745.00
Enrollment: 5,193
Transfer Out Rate: 32.20%
Loan Default Rate: $7.40
Institution Accreditation: SACS COC
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $10.89%
Graduation Rate: 44.20%
Median Borrowing: 17,048.00%
Median Payment: 178.00%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 32 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.7855175.71%

University of Houston-Victoria

3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX - 77901 (877) 970-4848
Campus: Victoria, TX
Net Price: $10,055.00
Enrollment: 2,889
Loan Default Rate: $6.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Public
Net Price Change: $17.91%
Median Borrowing: 12,500.00%
Median Payment: 130.51%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 33 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.5955171.91%

Wayland Baptist University

1900 W 7th St., Plainview, TX - 79072 (806) 291-1000
Campus: Plainview, TX
Net Price: $13,221.00
Enrollment: 4,515
Loan Default Rate: $10.80
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus, Online
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $33.57%
Graduation Rate: 33.20%
Median Borrowing: 12,625.00%
Median Payment: 131.82%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Ranked: 34 BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 3.4795169.59%

Schreiner University

2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX - 78028-5697 (800) 343-4919
Campus: Kerrville, TX
Net Price: $19,857.00
Enrollment: 1,065
Loan Default Rate: $9.70
Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Offered as: Campus
Type: Private Not-For-Profit
Net Price Change: $6.11%
Graduation Rate: 40.80%
Median Borrowing: 15,748.00%
Median Payment: 164.43%
Award Levels: Bachelor
Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

School Resources: School Site | Net-Price Calculator

Data sources come from US Department of Education, various schools, State Boards of Nursing, and the IPEDS system

Continued List of RN Programs in Texas

Rank (Modified)
University
NCLEX Pass Rate
Based In
Program Accreditation
N/A Texas A & M University-Central Texas N/A Killeen, TX
N/A South University-Austin N/A Austin, TX
N/A University of Phoenix-Houston Campus N/A Houston, TX
N/A The University of Texas of the Permian Basin N/A Odessa, TX NASAD, NCATE
N/A Our Lady of the Lake University N/A San Antonio, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA
N/A Abilene Christian University N/A Abilene, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA, CAATS, CCNE, ACEND, AOTA, TEAC
N/A Texas A & M University-Texarkana N/A Texarkana, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA, CAATS, CCNE, ACEND, AOTA, TEAC
N/A Hardin-Simmons University N/A Abilene, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA, CAATS, CCNE, ACEND, AOTA, TEAC, APTA
N/A Lubbock Christian University N/A Lubbock, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA, CAATS, CCNE, ACEND, AOTA, TEAC, APTA, ACEN
N/A McMurry University N/A Abilene, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA, CAATS, CCNE, ACEND, AOTA, TEAC, APTA, ACEN
N/A The University of Texas at Brownsville N/A Brownsville, TX NASAD, NCATE, APA, ASHA, CAATS, CCNE, ACEND, AOTA, TEAC, APTA, ACEN

Texas RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

Candidates are encouraged to apply to the Texas Board of Nurses 120 days before graduation. The applications can be completed online and found on the Board website. There is a $139 that will be owed to the Board and a $200 fee that will be paid to the testing company, Pearson VUE. In addition to the fees, the candidate must also submit a criminal background check and an official form signed by the dean or director of the program. The candidate will apply to take the NCLEX exam and will be able to register when he/she has received authorization to test. There is a 75-day period in which the candidate will be able to schedule the exam. Candidates are allowed to take the NCLEX exam as often as needed but they will need to submit an application to the board and pay the associated fees. The last application must be made within 120 days before eligibility ends.

RN License by Endorsement

Nurses who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states will be eligible to apply for licensure by endorsement in the state of Texas. Before licensing can be obtained, the candidate will be required to take the online jurisprudence exam before receiving permanent licensure. Nurses who are not currently practicing will be required to take a refresher course before they can be licensed.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained licensure outside of the United States may be eligible for licensure. They will need to submit a credential evaluation report as well as verification of licensure. If the nursing program was completed in a language other than Michigan, the candidate will also need to provide English proficiency scores through a company such as TOEFL.

Texas RN Job Outlook

There are many opportunities for registered nurses in Texas to continue working while making a decent salary. Advanced practice nurses may work in high-end and exciting roles such as:
  • Nurse educators
  • Nurse directors and administrators
  • Informatics
Nursing programs have responded to the need to fill nursing positions in order to avoid a shortage. They have designed RN to BSN programs across the state. Nurses need to be prepared for the challenges that will present themselves in order to make a positive impact in healthcare.

Texas Registered Nursing Salaries

The Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area has the largest number of registered nurses employed by a large margin. However, it is the Houston metropolitan area that has the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Abilene, TX 1,730 $29.01 $58,810
Amarillo, TX 2,610 $28.02 $57,270
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 13,550 $31.42 $65,130
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 2,360 $29.53 $61,130
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,480 $32.33 $66,770
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,990 $30.60 $61,340
Corpus Christi, TX 3,190 $31.39 $64,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 52,570 $34.50 $71,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 36,640 $34.57 $71,620
El Paso, TX 5,460 $31.21 $63,700
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 15,930 $34.32 $70,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 43,460 $36.30 $75,340
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 3,630 $31.97 $65,970
Laredo, TX 1,280 $35.43 $64,300
Longview, TX 2,230 $28.69 $59,790
Lubbock, TX 3,630 $29.11 $57,930
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,980 $31.38 $63,150
Midland, TX 1,050 $31.16 $60,950
Odessa, TX 1,120 $29.34 $60,110
San Angelo, TX 1,030 $27.03 $54,870
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 17,160 $31.91 $65,630
Sherman-Denison, TX 1,450 $28.91 $59,140
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 1,260 $26.33 $54,590
Tyler, TX 3,420 $28.16 $58,000
Victoria, TX 1,310 $27.64 $56,300
Waco, TX 1,420 $31.26 $61,280
Wichita Falls, TX 1,270 $27.62 $55,910
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,230 $27.94 $57,610
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 960 $30.39 $61,630
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 4,840 $28.09 $57,680
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,190 $29.64 $61,170
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 920 $40.51 $68,500
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,840 $31.27 $64,270
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data