Cheyenne, WY (population: 58,067) has seven nursing assistant schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Emily Griffith Opportunity School, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing assistant program, has a total student population of 2,230. It is the 2063rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Nursing Assistant students from Cheyenne schools who go on to become nursing assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, physician assistants, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,438,010 people working as nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $24,980. Also, Physical therapist aides make on average $24,990 per year and there are about 44,160 of them employed in the US today.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emily Griffith Opportunity School comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for nursing assistant students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cheyenne|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||43.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||88.6 miles|