Texas contains 76 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. Hardin-Simmons University, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in TX, has a total student population of 2,305 and is the 390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 76 licensed practical nurse schools in Texas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($35,844/yr), with The University of Texas-Pan American as the lowest recorded at only $1,646/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 99,490 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $21,610. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $40,710/yr and there are 65,850 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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