College Station, TX (population: 90,406) has thirteen LVN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Prairie View A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a LVN program, has a total student population of 8,608. It is the 628th highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
LVN students from College Station 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 College Station-Bryan area alone, there are 370 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $21,920. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $40,450/yr and there are 610 employed.
College Station lies in Brazos county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the College Station-Bryan area has 91,360 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.7% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,620 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.704 out of every 1000 jobs in College Station are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 4.029/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 13 LVN schools with a 100-mile radius of College Station, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baylor University comes out as the most expensive ($26,444/yr) for LVN students, with Wharton County Junior College as the lowest, reported at only $3,251/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from College Station|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||40.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||57.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||84.9 miles|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||91.3 miles|