Biloxi, MS (population: 44,436) has seventeen LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Pearl River Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 5,519. It is the 1741st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
LPN students from Biloxi 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 Gulfport-Biloxi area alone, there are 830 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $26,840. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $34,200/yr and there are 480 employed.
Biloxi lies in Harrison county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Gulfport-Biloxi area has 101,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.9% unemployment rate, $17.09/hr average worker wage, and a $35,540 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.684 out of every 1000 jobs in Biloxi are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8.121/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 17 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Biloxi, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Delta College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($25,905/yr) for LPN students, with Pearl River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,515/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Biloxi|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||64.2 miles|
|Bay Minette||AL||-||1||14.4825||35||76.2 miles|
|Orange Beach||AL||-||1||9.16962||21||81.4 miles|