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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Pennsylvania

Each year, approximately 0.4% of Pennsylvania graduates receive certificates in nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 1,721 licensed practical nurses graduate from Pennsylvania's 39 LPN schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a LPN program is York College Pennsylvania. York College Pennsylvania, which was ranked 36th in the country in 2010, is located in York. In 2010, no students graduated from York College Pennsylvania's LPN program. Tuition at York College Pennsylvania was $15,140 per year.

The second-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a LPN program is Mercyhurst College, which is located in Erie. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. Tuition at Mercyhurst College was $26,346 per year.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a LPN program is Greene County Career and Technology Center, which is located in Waynesburg. In 2010, it was ranked 59th nationwide. 36 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Greene County Career and Technology Center in 2010. The tuition rate at Greene County Career and Technology Center was $0 per year.


Tuition at Pennsylvania's LPN schools ranges from $26,346 per year to $2,700 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,841 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Pennsylvania LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Mercyhurst College - located in Erie, students are charged $26,346 per year
  2. York College Pennsylvania - located in York, students are charged $15,140 per year
  3. Tri-State Business Institute - located in Erie, students are charged $13,800 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Pennsylvania LPN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Westmoreland County Community College - located in Youngwood, students are charged $2,700 per year
  2. Community College of Beaver County - located in Monaca, students are charged $2,796 per year
  3. Lehigh Carbon Community College - located in Schnecksville, students are charged $3,120 per year

A LPN certificate from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Most people who graduate from LPN school in Pennsylvania go on to work as a licensed practical nurse. 37,180 licensed practical nurses were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania licensed practical nurses:

  1. Bucks County - 10,590 licensed practical nurses
  2. Allegheny County - 6,100 licensed practical nurses
  3. Adams County - 2,240 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow by 5% by 2018. There are projected to be 41,000 licensed practical nurses working in the Pennsylvania then.


A licensed practical nurse in Pennsylvania earns $42,250 per year on average. However, Pennsylvania licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $24,210 per year to more than $66,380 per year in 2010. On average a licensed practical nurse earns the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:

  1. Bucks County - $48,720 per year
  2. Berks County - $45,890 per year
  3. Warren County - $43,150 per year

The Pennsylvania counties with the lowest average salary for licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Bedford County - $33,290 per year
  2. Centre County - $34,970 per year
  3. Bradford County - $35,330 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Nursing in Pennsylvania

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,535 miles from location Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Harrisburg PA 13.2135 n/a 22,529
5,459 miles from location Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem PA 16.3564 n/a 11,196
5,473 miles from location Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville PA 12.2036 n/a 8,127
5,675 miles from location Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood PA 11.809 n/a 7,089
5,552 miles from location Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport PA 24.1746 n/a 6,409
5,524 miles from location York College Pennsylvania York PA 64.1973 18% 5,564
5,486 miles from location Reading Area Community College Reading PA 8.8125 n/a 5,425
5,716 miles from location Mercyhurst College Erie PA 61.8953 31% 4,373
5,717 miles from location Community College of Beaver County Monaca PA 7.89537 n/a 2,779
5,720 miles from location Tri-State Business Institute Erie PA 19.98 n/a 1,603
5,500 miles from location Lancaster County Career and Technology Center Willow Street PA 29.0259 n/a 483
5,718 miles from location Erie Business Center Erie PA 23.6195 63% 332
5,616 miles from location Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center Altoona PA 34.4578 n/a 241
5,491 miles from location Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Wilkes Barre PA 38.1455 100% 185
5,506 miles from location Schuylkill Technology Center Frackville PA 29.116 n/a 166
5,441 miles from location Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Willow Grove PA 34.8548 100% 165
5,586 miles from location Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Bellefonte PA 36.1536 n/a 164
5,475 miles from location Center for Arts and Technology-Brandywine Campus Coatesville PA 32.8052 100% 139
5,681 miles from location Fayette County Area Vocational-Technical School-Practical Nursing Program Uniontown PA 34.0015 100% 105
5,680 miles from location Lenape Area Vocational Technical School Practical Nursing Program Kittanning PA 36.179 73% 103
5,719 miles from location Mercer County Career Center Mercer PA 34.7479 46% 98
5,536 miles from location Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career Lewisburg PA 36.7696 100% 92
5,447 miles from location Delaware County Technical School-Practical Nursing Program Broomall PA 33.1032 100% 89
5,721 miles from location Lawrence County Career and Technical Center-Practical Nursing Program New Castle PA 30.915 100% 80
5,484 miles from location Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Scranton PA 36.3487 n/a 79
5,711 miles from location Western Area Career and Technology Center Canonsburg PA 39.5689 59% 77
5,691 miles from location Venango County Area Vocational Technical School Oil City PA 31.7198 100% 71
5,676 miles from location Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program Shippenville PA 33.7839 100% 70
5,656 miles from location Indiana County Technology Center Indiana PA 29.0494 n/a 70
5,572 miles from location Franklin County Career and Technology Center Chambersburg PA 37.8466 100% 62
5,622 miles from location Clearfield County Career and Technology Center Clearfield PA 33.7346 100% 57
5,648 miles from location Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program Reynoldsville PA 40.5846 100% 42
5,535 miles from location Hanover Public School District Practical Nursing Program Hanover PA 28.4041 n/a 42
5,496 miles from location Hazleton Area Career Center Hazleton PA 36.1263 n/a 41
5,703 miles from location Greene County Career and Technology Center Waynesburg PA 40.9199 100% 40
5,574 miles from location Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center Lewistown PA 37.1617 68% 39
5,531 miles from location Northern Tier Career Center Towanda PA 40.3325 100% 37
5,591 miles from location Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Mill Creek PA 38.9374 100% 33
5,716 miles from location Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program Meadville PA 32.8089 n/a 25

Curious what studying LPN gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 37,180 $42,250 5.1%

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