Oregon contains seven schools that offer practical nursing programs. University of Portland, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in OR, has a total student population of 3,706 and is the 1386th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 practical nursing schools in Oregon, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr), with Blue Mountain Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,525/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 2,520 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $44,830. Registered nurses in this state earn $73,300/yr and there are 30,730 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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