Cedar Rapids, IA (population: 130,349) has two licensed practical nurse schools within its city limits. Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a licensed practical nurse program, has a total student population of 851. It is the 4498th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids area alone, there are 1,470 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,870. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $38,180/yr and there are 510 employed.
Cedar Rapids lies in Linn county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Cedar Rapids area has 136,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Cedar Rapids are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 licensed practical nurse schools in Cedar Rapids, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,178/yr) for licensed practical nurse students, with Kirkwood Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,037/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cedar Rapids|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||22.5 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||55.2 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||64.7 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||83.6 miles|