Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three LPN schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 704. It is the 1506th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
LPN students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 6,160 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,360. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $40,140/yr and there are 2,790 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 3 LPN schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($22,644/yr) for LPN students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|