Belleville, IL (population: 41,090) has twenty-three LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Four Rivers Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 37. It is the 721st highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
LPN students from Belleville 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 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,640 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $20,800. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $30,940/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Belleville lies in St. Clair county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the South Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 147,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.46/hr average worker wage, and a $36,310 average annual salary. Thus, about 9.350 out of every 1000 jobs in Belleville are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 17.956/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 23 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Belleville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St Louis College of Health Careers comes out as the most expensive ($29,787/yr) for LPN students, with John A Logan College as the lowest, reported at only $2,714/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Belleville|
|Saint Louis||MO||349,763||28||21.7118||925||15.0 miles|
|Maryland Heights||MO||-||1||21.4481||9||26.5 miles|
|Saint Charles||MO||65,986||1||57.1604||124||33.4 miles|
|Saint Peters||MO||56,697||1||24.7073||15||37.2 miles|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||88.7 miles|