Danbury, CT (population: 80,411) has forty-seven licensed practical nurse schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wagner College, the highest ranked school in this group with a licensed practical nurse program, has a total student population of 2,265. It is the 240th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Danbury 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 Danbury area alone, there are 1,660 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $29,620. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $49,770/yr and there are 360 employed.
Danbury lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Danbury area has 68,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Danbury are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 24/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 47 licensed practical nurse schools with a 100-mile radius of Danbury, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,716/yr) for licensed practical nurse students, with Essex County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,641/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Danbury|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||25.2 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||29.2 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||30.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||31.7 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||35.3 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||36.9 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.7 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||40.0 miles|