Mississippi contains fifteen schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. Pearl River Community College, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in MS, has a total student population of 5,519 and is the 1741st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 licensed practical nurse schools in Mississippi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Meridian Community College comes out as the most expensive ($7,593/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 16,920 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $19,630. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $34,490/yr and there are 10,140 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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