Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has five LVN schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 821. It is the 1757th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
LVN students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 11,330 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,470. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $37,520/yr and there are 5,000 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.063 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11.464/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 5 LVN schools in Kansas City, none 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 ($21,200/yr) for LVN students, with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest, reported at only $3,266/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|