With an overall population of 63,893 and a student population of 13,945, approximately 10,446 of Merced students attend one of Merced's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Merced, by student population, is Merced College. In 2010, Merced College graduated approximately 47 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 92 students graduated with a nursing degree in Merced. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Merced, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $658.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,638 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Merced.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Merced, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 382 nurses in California were working in the greater Merced area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 21% in Merced. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Merced, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,070 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.