Pasco, WA (population: 60,452) has one LPN school within its city limits. Columbia Basin College has a total student population of 6,978. It is the 5507th highest ranked school in the USA and the 98th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
LPN students from Pasco 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 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area alone, there are 640 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,800. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $40,460/yr and there are 260 employed.
Pasco lies in Franklin county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Kennewick-Pasco-Richland area has 94,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $22.09/hr average worker wage, and a $45,950 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.793 out of every 1000 jobs in Pasco are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 6.802/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Columbia Basin College ends up costing a student $7,051/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasco|
|College Place||WA||-||1||26.6245||62||38.2 miles|
|Walla Walla||WA||-||2||48.096||122||39.8 miles|