Carson has a total population of 89,730 and a student population of 14,667. Of these students, 14,477 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Carson, by student population, is California State University-Dominguez Hills. In 2010, California State University-Dominguez Hills graduated approximately 277 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 277 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Carson's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,671 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carson nursing schools was an average of $30,831 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,781.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Carson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 nurses in California were working in the greater Carson area. Carson's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Carson, you can expect to make an average salary of $81,540 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.