Fort Worth, TX (population: 751,149) has sixteen LVN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Woman's University, the highest ranked school in this group with a LVN program, has a total student population of 13,338. It is the 412th highest ranked school in the USA and the 13th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
LVN students from Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 7,160 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,010. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $41,930/yr and there are 4,220 employed.
Fort Worth lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.929 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Worth are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8.361/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 16 LVN schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Worth, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($35,844/yr) for LVN students, with North Central Texas College as the lowest, reported at only $4,633/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Worth|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||2.0 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||10.3 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||19.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.2 miles|