Arcata has a total population of 16,651 and a student population of 7,954. Of these students, 7,954 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Arcata, by student population, is Humboldt State University. In 2010, Humboldt State University graduated approximately 58 students from its nursing program.
A reported 58 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Arcata in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Arcata's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,465 per year in instate tuition and $30,625 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,528 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Arcata. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,377.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Arcata, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 236,400 nurses in California, 260 were working in the greater Arcata area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 25% in Arcata. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Arcata, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,890 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.