Sioux Falls, SD (population: 160,938) has two LVN schools within its city limits. Southeast Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 2,489. It is the 4106th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of South Dakota (#1 is Augustana College).
LVN students from Sioux Falls 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 Sioux Falls area alone, there are 1,970 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,760. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $34,120/yr and there are 680 employed.
Sioux Falls lies in Minnehaha county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Sioux Falls area has 134,240 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $17.23/hr average worker wage, and a $35,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.063 out of every 1000 jobs in Sioux Falls are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 14.687/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LVN schools in Sioux Falls, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, National American University-Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($12,026/yr) for LVN students, with Southeast Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $9,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sioux Falls|
|Orange City||IA||-||1||27.8622||68||50.0 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||74.0 miles|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||99.0 miles|