California contains 91 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 91 licensed practical nurse schools in California, only 9 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), with City College of San Francisco as the lowest recorded at only $4,129/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from California schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 107,310 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $27,450. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $49,940/yr and there are 62,300 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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