Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has three LPN schools within its city limits. D'Youville College, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 2,971. It is the 502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
LPN students from Buffalo 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 6,590 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,940. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $36,420/yr and there are 4,020 employed.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.530 out of every 1000 jobs in Buffalo are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 12.340/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 3 LPN schools in Buffalo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, D'Youville College comes out as the most expensive ($15,445/yr) for LPN students, with Trocaire College as the lowest, reported at only $10,177/yr.