Yakima has a total population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297. Of these students, 4,724 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Yakima Valley Community College is the largest nursing school in Yakima, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 62 students graduated from the Nursing program at Yakima Valley Community College.
A total of 162 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Yakima in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Yakima's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in instate tuition and $10,009 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Yakima-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you plan on staying in Yakima after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Yakima, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 54,560 nurses working in Washington State and 1,940 working in the greater Yakima area in 2010. The number of nurses in Yakima is expected to increase by 30% 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 Yakima is $63,030 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.