Yakima has a total population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297. Of these students, 4,724 are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
The largest LPN school in Yakima, by student population, is Yakima Valley Community College. In 2010, Yakima Valley Community College graduated approximately 57 students from its LPN program.
In 2010, 57 students graduated with a LPN certificate from one of Yakima's LPN schools. If you decide to attend one of Yakima's LPN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in instate tuition and $10,009 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for LPN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board at Yakima-based LPN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you plan on staying in Yakima after graduating from LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Yakima, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. There were 10,140 licensed practical nurses working in Washington State and 340 working in the greater Yakima area in 2010. The number of licensed practical nurses in Yakima is expected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
As a licensed practical nurse in Yakima, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,240 per year. This is higher than the average salary for licensed practical nurses in the state.
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