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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Alabama

Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Alabama receive nursing certificates every year. That means an estimated 722 licensed practical nurses graduate from Alabama's 22 LPN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Alabama with a LPN program is George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, which is located in Hanceville. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, 29 students graduated from George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville's LPN program. Students at George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville paid $3,570 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Alabama that has a LPN program is Northeast Alabama Community College. Northeast Alabama Community College, which was ranked 80th in the country in 2010, is located in Rainsville. In 2010, 11 students graduated from Northeast Alabama Community College LPN program. Students at Northeast Alabama Community College paid $3,420 per year in tuition fees.

Gadsden State Community College, which is located in Gadsden, is the third-ranked school in Alabama that has a LPN program. It received a ranking of 82nd in the country in 2010. 55 students graduated with certificate in LPN from Gadsden State Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Gadsden State Community College was $3,270 per year.


Tuition at Alabama's LPN schools ranges from $3,630 per year to $2,834 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,350 per year. The Alabama LPN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Jefferson State Community College - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,630 per year
  2. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville - located in Hanceville, students are charged $3,570 per year
  3. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus - located in Birmingham, students are charged $3,570 per year

The LPN schools in Alabama that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Southern Union State Community College - located in Wadley, students are charged $2,834 per year
  2. Lurleen B Wallace Community College - located in Andalusia, students are charged $3,270 per year
  3. Gadsden State Community College - located in Gadsden, students are charged $3,270 per year

A LPN certificate from an Alabama school... what next?

A large number of Alabama LPN graduates become licensed practical nurses. If you decide to work as a licensed practical nurse in Alabama, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 15,040 Alabama licensed practical nurses as of 2010. The Alabama counties with the largest populations of licensed practical nurses are:

  1. Bibb County - 3,730 licensed practical nurses
  2. Chambers County - 1,250 licensed practical nurses
  3. Mobile County - 1,210 licensed practical nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 19,160 licensed practical nurses will be working in Alabama state. This would require the number of licensed practical nurses to grow by 16%.


On average, licensed practical nurses earn $34,170 per year. However, Alabama licensed practical nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $22,530 per year to more than $47,310 per year in 2010. The counties in Alabama with the highest average salary for a licensed practical nurse are:

  1. Bibb County - $36,930 per year
  2. Limestone County - $36,350 per year
  3. Autauga County - $35,440 per year

The following counties in Alabama have the lowest average salaries for licensed practical nurses:

  1. Bullock County - $31,640 per year
  2. Colbert County - $31,790 per year
  3. Chambers County - $32,270 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Alabama statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN to MSN.

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  • Certificate in Nursing in Alabama

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 15,040 $34,170 5.2%

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