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Licensed Practical Nursing Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 4,993 students earned their Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training degrees in CA.

In terms of popularity, Licensed Practical Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 19 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Licensed Practical Nursing Majors in California

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 4,211
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 4,211
Associate’s Degree 710
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 71
Bachelor’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In California, a licensed practical/vocational nurse training major is more popular with women than with men.

Licensed Practical Nursing Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of licensed practical/vocational nurse training majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 25.4%
  • Black or African American: 8.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 38.2%
  • White: 18.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 9.3%
Licensed Practical Nursing Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Licensed Practical Nursing Grads in California

64,000 people in the state and 701,690 in the nation are employed in jobs related to licensed practical/vocational nurse training.

Licensed Practical Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

Wages for Licensed Practical Nursing Jobs in California

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training grads earn an average of $56,200 in the state and $47,050 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 92 colleges in California that offer licensed practical/vocational nurse training degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

614 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,687 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average. This private school has an average net price of $26,709. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

#2

Unitek College

Fremont
561 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,774 Total Students

39% of students get financical aid. This private school has an average net price of $49,493. 63% of the teachers are full time.

195 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,214 Total Students

In their early career, Carrington College, Sacramento grads earn an average salary of $25,700. 46% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

175 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,027 Total Students

77% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%.

153 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,280 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 35 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. This private school has an average net price of $24,718.

135 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,284 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 3.60%. 81% of students get financical aid. 38 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

134 Degrees in Major Awarded
586 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 1.70% which is lower than average. 32 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $23,700 after graduation.

127 Degrees in Major Awarded
531 Total Students

An average student at Career Care Institute will pay a net price of $24,749. Graduates earn an average $23,900 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 5 to 1.

117 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,391 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average. 93% of students get financical aid. 67% of the teachers are full time.

#10

Homestead Schools

Torrance
111 Degrees in Major Awarded
197 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $12,285. Of all the students who attend this school, 69% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Licensed Practical Nursing Careers in CA

Some of the careers licensed practical/vocational nurse training majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17% $55,770

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to licensed practical/vocational nurse training.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Nursing Assistants & Aides 1,705
Other Nursing & Nursing Assistants 759

View all majors related to Licensed Practical Nursing

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