Springfield, MO (population: 158,605) has two LVN schools within its city limits. Cox College, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 497. It is the 762nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
LVN students from Springfield 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 Springfield area alone, there are 3,540 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $20,830. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $32,320/yr and there are 1,600 employed.
Springfield lies in Greene county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Springfield area has 187,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.58/hr average worker wage, and a $34,490 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.525 out of every 1000 jobs in Springfield are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 18.846/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LVN schools in Springfield, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cox College comes out as the most expensive ($16,437/yr) for LVN students, with Ozarks Technical Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,648/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Springfield|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||78.0 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.5 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||98.5 miles|