Harlingen, TX (population: 66,846) has one LPN to BSN school within a 1000-mile radius of its city center. South University-Montgomery has a total student population of 661. It is the 4177th highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
LPN to BSN students from Harlingen schools who go on to become nurses, LPNs, RNs, nurse educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Brownsville-Harlingen area alone, there are 1,020 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,700. Registered nurses in this area earn $68,510/yr and there are 2,450 employed.
Harlingen lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 19.897 out of every 1000 jobs in Harlingen are held by registered nurses, and 8.274/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University-Montgomery ends up costing a student $20,186/yr.
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