River Forest, IL has forty-nine LVN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Loyola University Chicago, the highest ranked school in this group with a LVN program, has a total student population of 15,879. It is the 144th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University).
LVN students from River Forest 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 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 30,420 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,300. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $44,930/yr and there are 12,130 employed.
River Forest lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in River Forest are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 49 LVN schools with a 100-mile radius of River Forest, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Loyola University Chicago comes out as the most expensive ($27,955/yr) for LVN students, with Gateway Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $220/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from River Forest|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||1.3 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||2.2 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||9.0 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||10.2 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||12.6 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||13.1 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||13.6 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||13.7 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||15.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||15.9 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||16.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||18.0 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||18.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||20.0 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||20.2 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||20.7 miles|