With an overall population of 56,063 and a student population of 2,094, approximately 2,094 of San Rafael students attend one of San Rafael's schools that offer nursing programs.
San Rafael's largest nursing school is Dominican University of California. Approximately 75 students graduated in 2010 from Dominican University of California with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 75 students graduated with a nursing degree in San Rafael. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in San Rafael was $33,840 per year, on average.
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 San Rafael. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $13,150 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $38,574.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Rafael, your job prospects are good. There were 236,400 nurses working in California and 17,050 working in the greater San Rafael area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in San Rafael 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 San Rafael is $100,410 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.