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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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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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