With an overall population of 188,856 and a student population of 18,885, approximately 18,410 of Modesto students attend one of Modesto's schools that offer nursing programs.
Modesto Junior College is the largest nursing school in Modesto, based on student population. In 2010, Modesto Junior College graduated approximately 133 students from its nursing program.
A reported 162 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Modesto in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $670 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Modesto, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 236,400 nurses in California. Of these nurses, 3,160 were working in the greater Modesto area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 25% in Modesto. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Modesto is $92,090 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.