With an overall population of 34,782 and a student population of 6,671, approximately 5,018 of Texarkana students attend one of Texarkana's schools that offer LPN programs.
Texarkana College is the largest LPN school in Texarkana, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 82 students graduated from the LPN program at Texarkana College.
In 2010, 82 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Texarkana. If you decide to attend one of Texarkana's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,539 per year in instate tuition and $11,439 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,777 for LPN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Texarkana-based LPN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
If you plan on staying in Texarkana after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Texarkana, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. There were 65,640 licensed practical nurses working in Texas and 620 working in the greater Texarkana area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to increase by 26% in Texarkana. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
As a licensed practical nurse in Texarkana, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,280 per year. This is lower than the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the state.