Greensboro, NC (population: 259,523) has thirty-three LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Duke University, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 14,350. It is the 15th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of North Carolina.
LPN students from Greensboro 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 1,970 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,500. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $40,460/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Greensboro lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.433 out of every 1000 jobs in Greensboro are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 5.631/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 33 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Greensboro, only 3 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 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Greensboro|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||11.8 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||23.2 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||45.4 miles|