LVN in Oregon

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Oregon

Each year, roughly 0.4% of Oregon students graduate with certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 286 licensed vocational nurses graduate from Oregon's 11 LVN schools.

Top Schools

Carrington College-Portland, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a LVN program. It is located in Portland. In 2010, Carrington College-Portland graduated 79 students from its LVN program.

The second-ranked school in Oregon that has a LVN program is Valley Medical College. Valley Medical College, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Salem. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Valley Medical College LVN program.

Clackamas Community College, which is located in Oregon City, is the third-ranked school in Oregon that has a LVN program. It received a ranking of 86th in the country in 2010. Students at Clackamas Community College paid $3,555 per year in tuition fees.


Lvn schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $3,448 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $11,023 per year, or as little as $2,643 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Oregon LVN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pioneer Pacific College - located in Wilsonville, students are charged $11,023 per year
  2. Treasure Valley Community College - located in Ontario, students are charged $4,095 per year
  3. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year

The following Oregon LVN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year
  3. Rogue Community College - located in Grants Pass, students are charged $2,994 per year

A LVN certificate from an Oregon school... what next?

A large number of Oregon LVN graduates become licensed vocational nurses. Oregon had 2,590 licensed vocational nurses in 2010. The Oregon counties with the largest populations of licensed vocational nurses are:

  1. Clackamas County - 1,360 licensed vocational nurses
  2. Lane County - 340 licensed vocational nurses
  3. Marion County - 300 licensed vocational nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. There are projected to be 3,170 licensed vocational nurses working in the Oregon then.


On average, a licensed vocational nurse earns a salary of $45,370 per year in Oregon state. However, this number is only an average. licensed vocational nurses in Oregon had varying salaries from $31,390 to $59,630 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for licensed vocational nurses:

  1. Clackamas County - $46,570 per year
  2. Linn County - $46,300 per year
  3. Clatsop County - $46,290 per year

On average, licensed vocational nurses earns the least in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Baker County - $40,440 per year
  2. Deschutes County - $43,430 per year
  3. Lane County - $43,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Oregon and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or RN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Certificate in Nursing in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,763 miles from location Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR 13.6089 n/a 8,145
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
7,883 miles from location Rogue Community College Grants Pass OR 9.24822 n/a 5,441
7,859 miles from location Umpqua Community College Roseburg OR 9.14624 n/a 3,209
7,793 miles from location Clatsop Community College Astoria OR 8.95869 n/a 2,836
7,542 miles from location Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 12.3871 n/a 2,618
7,761 miles from location Carrington College-Portland Portland OR 32.2652 100% 1,990
7,849 miles from location Oregon Coast Community College South Beach OR 8.30319 n/a 653
7,791 miles from location Valley Medical College Salem OR 26.113 n/a 138

Curious what studying LVN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Oregon

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 2,590 $45,370 -9.1%

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