Oakland has a total population of 399,484 and a student population of 28,906. Of these students, 7,295 are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
The largest LPN school in Oakland, by student population, is Merritt College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the LPN program at Merritt College.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in LPN in Oakland in 2010. If you decide to attend a LPN school in Oakland, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $796.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for LPN related books and supplies each year.
Many LPN graduates choose to work as licensed practical nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakland, your job prospects are good. There were 63,300 licensed practical nurses working in California and 4,790 working in the greater Oakland area in 2010. Oakland's licensed practical nurse workforce is projected to increase by 21% 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 Oakland is $57,750 per year, which is higher than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.
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