Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has six nursing schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about nursing programs in Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte such as Heather Tonya Anderson, Jennifer Click, Scintilla Coffman, Judith Cornelius, Amy Edinger, and Zach Edinger.
Nursing students from Charlotte schools who go on to become nurses, registered nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. 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. In fact, in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 2,530 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $41,190. Registered nurses in this area earn $58,600/yr and there are 17,030 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 20.329 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by registered nurses, and 3.018/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 6 nursing schools in Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr) for nursing students, with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $7,644/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|