Bowling Green, KY (population: 56,941) has two LPN schools within its city limits. Western Kentucky University, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 20,712. It is the 1859th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
LPN students from Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green area alone, there are 580 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $22,370. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $34,970/yr and there are 160 employed.
Bowling Green lies in Warren county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Bowling Green area has 55,680 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $16.95/hr average worker wage, and a $35,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.873 out of every 1000 jobs in Bowling Green are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 10.368/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LPN schools in Bowling Green, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Kentucky University comes out as the most expensive ($9,729/yr) for LPN students, with Bowling Green Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,864/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bowling Green|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||82.7 miles|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||97.1 miles|