Athens has a total population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242. Of these students, 5,167 are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
Athens's largest LPN school is Athens Technical College. In 2010, Athens Technical College graduated approximately 14 students from its LPN program.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a LPN certificate from one of Athens's LPN schools. If you decide to attend a LPN school in Athens, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,043.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a LPN program in Athens.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Athens, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 26,030 licensed practical nurses in Georgia, 370 were working in the greater Athens area. Athens's licensed practical nurse workforce is projected 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 Athens is $37,760 per year, which is higher than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.