Orem, UT (population: 95,419) has three nursing schools within its city limits. Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 375. It is the 742nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah).
Nursing students from Orem 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 Provo-Orem area alone, there are 480 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,740. Registered nurses in this area earn $59,230/yr and there are 2,990 employed.
Orem lies in Utah county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Provo-Orem area has 173,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.33/hr average worker wage, and a $38,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.278 out of every 1000 jobs in Orem are held by registered nurses, and 2.800/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 nursing schools in Orem, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Stevens-Henager College of Business-Provo comes out as the most expensive ($21,072/yr) for nursing students, with Mountainland Applied Technology College as the lowest, reported at only $1,568/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Orem|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||22.9 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||31.5 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||35.3 miles|