Santa Clara has a general population of 102,361 and an overall student population of 21,145. Approximately 10,954 of Santa Clara's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Mission College is the largest nursing school in Santa Clara, based on student population. In 2010, Mission College graduated approximately 68 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 106 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Santa Clara's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $698 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,388 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Santa Clara, your job prospects are good. There were 236,400 nurses working in California and 11,710 working in the greater Santa Clara area in 2010. The number of nurses in Santa Clara is expected to 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 Clara is $122,400 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.