LVN in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Pennsylvania

Each year, approximately 0.4% of Pennsylvania graduates receive certificates in nursing. Thus, Pennsylvania's 39 LVN schools put out approximately 1,721 licensed vocational nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a LVN program is York College Pennsylvania, which is located in York. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. In 2010, no students graduated from York College Pennsylvania's LVN program. The tuition rate at York College Pennsylvania was $15,140 per year.

Mercyhurst College, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a LVN program. It is located in Erie. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Mercyhurst College LVN program. Students at Mercyhurst College paid $26,346 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a LVN program is Greene County Career and Technology Center. Greene County Career and Technology Center, which was ranked 59th in the country in 2010, is located in Waynesburg. In 2010, Greene County Career and Technology Center graduated 36 students from its LVN programs. The tuition rate at Greene County Career and Technology Center was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Pennsylvania LVN school, average tuition will be $2,841 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,700 per year to $26,346 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Pennsylvania LVN 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 following Pennsylvania LVN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 LVN certificate from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

The highest percentage of LVN graduates in Pennsylvania pursue careers as a licensed vocational nurse. In 2010, there were 37,180 licensed vocational nurses working in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the largest numbers of licensed vocational nurses work in the following counties:

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

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of licensed vocational nurses in Pennsylvania will grow by 5%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 41,000 licensed vocational nurses working in Pennsylvania.


On average, a licensed vocational nurse earns a salary of $42,250 per year in Pennsylvania state. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania licensed vocational nurses earned as little as less than $24,210 per year or as much as more than $66,380 per year. A licensed vocational nurse in the following Pennsylvania counties makes the highest salaries on average:

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

The following counties in Pennsylvania have the lowest average salaries for licensed vocational nurses:

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

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or RN.

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 LVN 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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