Mesquite, TX (population: 134,509) 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 Mesquite 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 10,390 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,980. Registered nurses in this area earn $67,530/yr and there are 31,100 employed.
Mesquite lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.187 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesquite are held by registered nurses, and 5.074/1000 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.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesquite|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||25.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||33.7 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||36.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||42.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||43.1 miles|