With an overall population of 26,128 and a student population of 7,708, approximately 7,634 of Eureka students attend one of Eureka's schools that offer nursing programs.
Eureka's largest nursing school is College of the Redwoods. In 2010, College of the Redwoods graduated approximately 44 students with credentials in nursing.
A total of 83 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Eureka in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,724 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Eureka nursing schools was an average of $16,148 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,330 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Eureka-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,558 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,178.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Eureka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 236,400 nurses in California, 260 were working in the greater Eureka area. The number of nurses in Eureka is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Eureka, 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.