Coachella, CA (population: 42,148) has seven nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of San Diego, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 7,868. It is the 155th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Nurse Practitioner students from Coachella schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Coachella lies in Riverside county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary.
Of the 7 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Coachella, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($68,300/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus as the lowest, reported at only $26,492/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Coachella|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||13.7 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||20.6 miles|
|Joshua Tree||CA||-||1||9.13844||48||32.8 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||69.7 miles|
|El Centro||CA||41,304||1||33.1701||10||70.4 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||72.8 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||83.1 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||86.5 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||87.0 miles|
|Chula Vista||CA||226,606||2||21.0599||146||89.1 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||89.9 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||91.3 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||94.1 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||94.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||94.6 miles|