With an overall population of 27,117 and a student population of 22,741, approximately 22,324 of Ankeny students attend one of Ankeny's schools that offer LPN programs.
Ankeny's largest LPN school is Des Moines Area Community College. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 164 students from its LPN program.
In 2010, 164 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Ankeny. If you decide to attend one of Ankeny's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in instate tuition and $17,132 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for LPN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board at Ankeny-based LPN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
If you plan on staying in Ankeny after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Ankeny, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,660 licensed practical nurses in Iowa, 1,150 were working in the greater Ankeny area. Ankeny's licensed practical nurse workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Ankeny is $37,430 per year, which is higher than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.
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