Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has seven RN schools within its city limits. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in the city with a RN program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
RN students from Pittsburgh schools who go on to become registered nurses, nurses, RNs, 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.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary.
Of the 7 RN schools in Pittsburgh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Pittsburgh comes out as the most expensive ($39,843/yr) for RN students, with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest, reported at only $8,268/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|