Erie, PA (population: 103,895) has three LPN schools within its city limits. Mercyhurst College, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 4,373. It is the 352nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
LPN students from Erie 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 Erie area alone, there are 1,760 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,580. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $38,090/yr and there are 820 employed.
Erie lies in Erie county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Erie area has 126,150 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.9% unemployment rate, $17.41/hr average worker wage, and a $36,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.530 out of every 1000 jobs in Erie are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 13.923/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 3 LPN schools in Erie, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mercyhurst College comes out as the most expensive ($19,239/yr) for LPN students, with Erie Business Center as the lowest, reported at only $9,067/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Erie|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||70.8 miles|
|Highland Heights||OH||-||2||31.299||116||82.0 miles|
|Niagara Falls||NY||50,692||1||24.6139||10||85.9 miles|
|Cleveland Heights||OH||44,848||1||34.6777||3||87.1 miles|
|Warrensville Heights||OH||-||1||16.9884||13||88.0 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||99.4 miles|