Ridgecrest has a general population of 24,927 and an overall student population of 6,342. Approximately 6,342 of Ridgecrest's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Ridgecrest, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Cerro Coso Community College. In 2010, Cerro Coso Community College graduated approximately 11 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Ridgecrest. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Ridgecrest was $624 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,460 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Ridgecrest, your job prospects are good. There were 236,400 nurses working in California and 3,740 working in the greater Ridgecrest area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Ridgecrest will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Ridgecrest is $87,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.