Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has nine nursing schools within its city limits. Marquette University, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 11,689. It is the 111th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison). To learn more about nursing programs in Milwaukee, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Marquette University such as Lea Acord, Ruth Belknap, Leslie Boaz, Marilyn Bratt, Margaret Bull, and Diane Dressler.
Nursing students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 3,010 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $45,700. Registered nurses in this area earn $62,730/yr and there are 18,640 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 22.813 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by registered nurses, and 3.678/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 9 nursing schools in Milwaukee, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee School of Engineering comes out as the most expensive ($25,200/yr) for nursing students, with Milwaukee Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|