Fort Collins, CO (population: 141,921) has nine LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 810. It is the 1103rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
LPN students from Fort Collins schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, LPNs, licensed vocational 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 Fort Collins-Loveland area alone, there are 1,040 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,000. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $35,160/yr and there are 630 employed.
Fort Collins lies in Larimer county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Fort Collins-Loveland area has 128,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Collins are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 9 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Collins, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Colleges comes out as the most expensive ($21,880/yr) for LPN students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Collins|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||48.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||65.5 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||70.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||71.4 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||82.5 miles|