Americus has a total population of 17,013 and a student population of 5,465. Of these students, 2,562 are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
South Georgia Technical College is the largest LPN school in Americus, based on student population. In 2010, South Georgia Technical College graduated approximately 45 students with credentials in LPN.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a LPN certificate from one of Americus's LPN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,375 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Americus LPN schools was an average of $9,175 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $870 for LPN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Americus-based LPN schools, you will have an added expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,485.
If you plan on staying in Americus after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Americus, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 26,030 licensed practical nurses in Georgia, 1,640 were working in the greater Americus area. The number of licensed practical nurses in Americus is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a licensed practical nurse in Americus is $30,930 per year, which is lower than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.