Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has four LPN schools within its city limits. Queens University of Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 2,568. It is the 407th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
LPN students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 4,960 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,180. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $41,190/yr and there are 2,530 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.018 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 5.921/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 4 LPN schools in Charlotte, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr) for LPN students, with Queens University of Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $18,275/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|