Hibbing, MN has eight LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The College of Saint Scholastica, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 3,746. It is the 219th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
LPN students from Hibbing 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 Duluth-WI area alone, there are 2,530 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,380. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $37,530/yr and there are 1,380 employed.
Hibbing lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Duluth-WI area has 123,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 11.145 out of every 1000 jobs in Hibbing are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 20.417/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 8 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Hibbing, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The College of Saint Scholastica comes out as the most expensive ($21,296/yr) for LPN students, with Mesabi Range Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,313/yr.