Ontario, CA (population: 174,731) has eleven nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Nurse Practitioner students from Ontario 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.
Ontario lies in San Bernardino 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 11 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Ontario, only 2 have 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 El Camino College-Compton Center as the lowest, reported at only $8,571/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ontario|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||5.4 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||9.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||9.7 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||17.2 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||19.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||20.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||27.4 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||30.6 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||31.1 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||31.4 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||32.1 miles|