With an overall population of 337,977 and a student population of 32,249, approximately 31,073 of Santa Ana students attend one of Santa Ana's schools that offer nursing programs.
Santa Ana College is the largest nursing school in Santa Ana, based on student population. In 2010, Santa Ana College graduated approximately 130 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 130 students graduated with a nursing degree in Santa Ana. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $652 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Santa Ana after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Santa Ana, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 236,400 nurses in California, 22,840 were working in the greater Santa Ana area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Santa Ana will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Santa Ana is $78,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.