Minnesota contains five schools that offer practical nursing programs. The College of Saint Scholastica, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in MN, has a total student population of 3,746 and is the 219th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 practical nursing schools in Minnesota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St. Olaf College comes out as the most expensive ($25,719/yr), with Metropolitan State University as the lowest recorded at only $8,543/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Minnesota 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 Minnesota alone, there are 19,220 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $38,840. Registered nurses in this state earn $72,760/yr and there are 57,560 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Minnesota, the average student population is 3,459 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 5327 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,013 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,006, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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