With an overall population of 92,325 and a student population of 45,357, approximately 19,753 of Santa Barbara students attend one of Santa Barbara's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Santa Barbara, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Santa Barbara City College. Approximately 54 students graduated in 2010 from Santa Barbara City College with credentials in nursing.
A total of 108 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Santa Barbara in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $814 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Santa Barbara after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Santa Barbara, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 236,400 nurses in California. Of these nurses, 2,530 were working in the greater Santa Barbara area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara is $84,100 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.