Fort Smith has a general population of 80,268 and an overall student population of 7,491. Approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith's students are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
Of the 1 LPN schools in Fort Smith, the largest LPN school, by student population, is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in LPN.
If you decide to attend one of Fort Smith's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in instate tuition and $21,040 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for LPN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
After graduating with your credentials in LPN, if you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Fort Smith, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 licensed practical nurses in Arkansas were working in the greater Fort Smith area. The government projects that the number of licensed practical nurses in Fort Smith will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a licensed practical nurse in Fort Smith is $32,320 per year, which is lower than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.
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