Bakersfield, CA (population: 336,429) has two nursing education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. West Coast University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 1,792. It is the 3062nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 298th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about nursing education programs in Bakersfield, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at West Coast University such as Margaret Avila, Betty Butler, Michelle Jocson, Jim Kenneth, Darlene Levy, and Barbara Roces.
Nursing Education students from Bakersfield schools who go on to become nursing educators, doctors, nurse administrators, nurse educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 49,140 people working as nursing instructors and teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,240. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today.
Bakersfield lies in Kern county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Bakersfield area has 265,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,430 average annual salary.
Of the 2 nursing education schools with a 100-mile radius of Bakersfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Coast University comes out as the most expensive ($43,034/yr) for nursing education students, with San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia as the lowest, reported at only $16,856/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bakersfield|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||71.4 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||71.4 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||76.2 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||77.4 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||84.5 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||85.4 miles|
|Santa Maria||CA||88,641||3||25.1117||131||86.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||92.7 miles|
|San Luis Obispo||CA||43,926||3||26.8283||217||93.9 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||97.8 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||98.8 miles|