Iowa contains 23 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 23 licensed practical nurse schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,020/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 21,220 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $23,940. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $36,300/yr and there are 7,480 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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