New Brunswick, NJ (population: 52,736) has one hundred and seven LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
LPN students from New Brunswick 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 Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area alone, there are 13,250 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $27,570. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $51,040/yr and there are 4,550 employed.
New Brunswick lies in Middlesex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Edison-New Brunswick Metropolitan area has 981,970 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $24.21/hr average worker wage, and a $50,350 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.633 out of every 1000 jobs in New Brunswick are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 13.490/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 107 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of New Brunswick, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,716/yr) for LPN students, with Farmingdale State College as the lowest, reported at only $7,028/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Brunswick|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||4.4 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||9.7 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||16.0 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||17.1 miles|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||20.5 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||23.0 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||25.5 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||29.5 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||30.3 miles|