Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has eight LVN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in this group with a LVN program, has a total student population of 810. It is the 1103rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
LVN students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 1,850 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $26,250. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $39,590/yr and there are 860 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 8 LVN schools with a 100-mile radius of Colorado Springs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Colleges comes out as the most expensive ($21,880/yr) for LVN students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|