With an overall population of 894,943 and a student population of 58,463, approximately 31,280 of San Jose students attend one of San Jose's schools that offer nutrition programs.
The largest nutrition school in San Jose, by student population, is San Jose State University. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 71 students from its nutrition program.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a nutrition degree from one of San Jose's nutrition schools. Tuition in 2009 at San Jose's nutrition schools was $21,336 per year for instate students and $32,496 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for nutrition related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board at San Jose-based nutrition schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
If you plan on staying in San Jose after graduating from nutrition school, you should know that job prospects for nutritionists in San Jose, which is the most popular nutrition profession, are average. In 2010, of the 6,200 nutritionists in California, 190 were working in the greater San Jose area. By the year 2018, the number of nutritionists is expected to increase by 11% in San Jose. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nutritionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nutritionist in San Jose is $78,380 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nutritionists.