Santa Barbara has a total population of 92,325 and a student population of 47,052. Of these students, 19,753 are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
The largest LPN school in Santa Barbara, by student population, is Santa Barbara City College. In 2010, Santa Barbara City College graduated approximately 54 students with credentials in LPN.
In 2010, 54 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Santa Barbara. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $814 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for LPN related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in LPN, if you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Santa Barbara, your job prospects are good. There were 63,300 licensed practical nurses working in California and 710 working in the greater Santa Barbara area in 2010. The number of licensed practical nurses in Santa Barbara is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
As a licensed practical nurse in Santa Barbara, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,360 per year. This is lower than the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the state.