Minnesota contains 29 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. The College of Saint Scholastica, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in MN, has a total student population of 3,746 and is the 219th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 29 licensed practical nurse schools in Minnesota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Saint Scholastica comes out as the most expensive ($21,296/yr), with Mesabi Range Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,313/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 30,550 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $26,730. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $38,840/yr and there are 19,220 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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