Bethlehem has a general population of 71,329 and an overall student population of 20,642. Approximately 11,196 of Bethlehem's students are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
Of the 1 LPN schools in Bethlehem, the largest LPN school, by student population, is Northampton County Area Community College. In 2010, Northampton County Area Community College graduated approximately 32 students from its LPN program.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Bethlehem. Tuition in 2009 at Bethlehem's LPN schools was $18,464 per year for instate students and $21,824 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a LPN program in Bethlehem. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
After graduating with your credentials in LPN, if you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Bethlehem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 licensed practical nurses in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Bethlehem area. By the year 2018, the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to increase by 5% in Bethlehem. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
As a licensed practical nurse in Bethlehem, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,700 per year. This is higher than the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the state.