Kalamazoo has a total population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972. Of these students, 11,999 are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
The largest LPN school in Kalamazoo, by student population, is Kalamazoo Valley Community College. In 2010, approximately 68 students graduated from the LPN program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
In 2010, 68 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Kalamazoo. In 2009 tuition at LPN schools in Kalamazoo was $2,201 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 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 Kalamazoo, your job prospects are good. There were 19,310 licensed practical nurses working in Michigan and 490 working in the greater Kalamazoo area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Kalamazoo. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
As a licensed practical nurse in Kalamazoo, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,000 per year. This is lower than the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the state.