With an overall population of 39,968 and a student population of 3,997, approximately 3,949 of Meridian students attend one of Meridian's schools that offer LPN programs.
Meridian Community College is the largest LPN school in Meridian, based on student population. Approximately 56 students graduated in 2010 from Meridian Community College with credentials in LPN.
In 2010, 56 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Meridian. If you decide to attend one of Meridian's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,705 per year in instate tuition and $11,085 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for LPN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,850 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,280.
After graduating with your credentials in LPN, if you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Meridian, your job prospects are good. There were 12,040 licensed practical nurses working in Mississippi and 1,250 working in the greater Meridian area in 2010. Meridian's licensed practical nurse workforce is projected to increase by 23% 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 Meridian is $32,100 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for licensed practical nurses.