Kalamazoo, MI (population: 71,826) has one LPN school within its city limits. Kalamazoo Valley Community College has a total student population of 11,999. It is the 5616th highest ranked school in the USA and the 141st highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
LPN students from Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo-Portage area alone, there are 1,990 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,010. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $39,430/yr and there are 430 employed.
Kalamazoo lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.190 out of every 1000 jobs in Kalamazoo are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 14.824/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kalamazoo Valley Community College ends up costing a student $4,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kalamazoo|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||18.5 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||47.9 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||51.5 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.3 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||53.7 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||65.3 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||77.6 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||86.2 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||88.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.2 miles|