With an overall population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934, approximately 16,934 of Chico students attend one of Chico's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 116 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 116 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Chico's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Chico's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in instate tuition and $31,320 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chico-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Chico, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 236,400 nurses in California. Of these nurses, 1,570 were working in the greater Chico area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 25% in Chico. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Chico is $85,750 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.