North Carolina contains 41 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in NC, has a total student population of 12,924 and is the 151st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 41 licensed practical nurse schools in North Carolina, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Fayetteville Technical Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,508/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 25,930 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $23,170. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $39,710/yr and there are 17,280 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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