With an overall population of 44,174 and a student population of 31,858, approximately 12,025 of San Luis Obispo students attend one of San Luis Obispo's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in San Luis Obispo, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Cuesta College. In 2010, approximately 104 students graduated from the Nursing program at Cuesta College.
A reported 129 students graduated with credentials in nursing in San Luis Obispo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $860 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Luis Obispo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 122 nurses in California were working in the greater San Luis Obispo area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 25% in San Luis Obispo. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in San Luis Obispo is $88,050 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.