Whittier has a total population of 83,680 and a student population of 24,983. Of these students, 22,432 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Whittier, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Rio Hondo College. Approximately 109 students graduated in 2010 from Rio Hondo College with credentials in nursing.
A total of 146 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Whittier in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Whittier was $670 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Whittier, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 nurses in California were working in the greater Whittier area. The number of nurses in Whittier is expected to 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 Whittier is $81,540 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.