Knoxville, TN (population: 187,071) has two nurse practitioner schools within its city limits. The University of Tennessee, the highest ranked school in the city with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 29,934. It is the 932nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Nurse Practitioner students from Knoxville schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Knoxville lies in Knox county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Knoxville area has 324,080 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,820 average annual salary.
Of the 2 nurse practitioner schools in Knoxville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South College comes out as the most expensive ($22,450/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with The University of Tennessee as the lowest, reported at only $13,139/yr.
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