Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has thirty-two 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 2,300 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,750. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $38,930/yr and there are 1,890 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.775 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 4.599/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 32 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duke University comes out as the most expensive ($22,519/yr) for LPN students, with James Sprunt Community College as the lowest, reported at only $397/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|