Maine contains four schools that offer practical nursing programs. University of Southern Maine, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in ME, has a total student population of 9,655 and is the 530th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 practical nursing schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Southern Maine comes out as the most expensive ($15,940/yr), with Kennebec Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,673/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Maine schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, 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 Maine alone, there are 1,820 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $39,660. Registered nurses in this state earn $65,240/yr and there are 14,410 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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