San Mateo, CA (population: 93,990) has twenty-five LVN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of California-Davis, the highest ranked school in this group with a LVN program, has a total student population of 31,247. It is the 41st highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
LVN students from San Mateo schools who go on to become licensed vocational nurses, nurses, LVNs, 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 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area alone, there are 6,170 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $36,900. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $56,920/yr and there are 3,170 employed.
San Mateo lies in San Mateo county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City Metropolitan area has 982,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $30/hr average worker wage, and a $61,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in San Mateo are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 6/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 25 LVN schools with a 100-mile radius of San Mateo, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, CSI Career College comes out as the most expensive ($44,912/yr) for LVN students, with City College of San Francisco as the lowest, reported at only $4,129/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from San Mateo|
|South San Francisco||CA||64,345||0||-||0||9.2 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||13.6 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||16.1 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||16.4 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||17.2 miles|
|Santa Clara||CA||112,889||4||29.9373||188||22.8 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||27.8 miles|
|San Jose||CA||977,893||9||20.6572||297||31.0 miles|
|Santa Cruz||CA||57,690||2||37.6705||80||43.4 miles|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||80.6 miles|