Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has seven LVN schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
LVN students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 22,670 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $27,170. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $47,560/yr and there are 10,930 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.963 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 12.368/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 7 LVN schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, La Salle University comes out as the most expensive ($23,579/yr) for LVN students, with Frankford Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest, reported at only $9,578/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|