Pennsylvania contains 24 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 licensed practical nurse schools in Pennsylvania, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Center for Arts and Technology-Brandywine Campus comes out as the most expensive ($40,176/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 76,990 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $26,290. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $41,300/yr and there are 37,700 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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