La Junta has a general population of 7,568 and an overall student population of 1,660. Approximately 1,660 of La Junta's students are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
The largest LPN school in La Junta, by student population, is Otero Junior College. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the LPN program at Otero Junior College.
In 2010, 48 students graduated with a LPN certificate in La Junta. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,446 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Junta LPN schools was an average of $17,247 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a LPN program in La Junta. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,994 per year, on average, for room and board at La Junta-based LPN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,315.
If you plan on staying in La Junta after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in La Junta, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 licensed practical nurses in Colorado were working in the greater La Junta area. The number of licensed practical nurses in La Junta is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a licensed practical nurse in La Junta is $36,210 per year, which is lower than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.