With an overall population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859, approximately 5,132 of Odessa students attend one of Odessa's schools that offer LPN programs.
The largest LPN school in Odessa, by student population, is Odessa College. In 2010, Odessa College graduated approximately 33 students from its LPN program.
A total of 33 students graduated with credentials in LPN from LPN schools in Odessa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,750 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Odessa LPN schools was an average of $11,590 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a LPN program in Odessa. And if you live on campus at one of the Odessa-based LPN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
After graduating with your credentials in LPN, if you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Odessa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 65,640 licensed practical nurses in Texas, 300 were working in the greater Odessa area. The number of licensed practical nurses in Odessa is expected to increase by 26% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
As a licensed practical nurse in Odessa, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,160 per year. This is lower than the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the state.
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