Nursing Schools in Kansas

There are 45 nursing schools in Kansas. This year, we evaluated 36 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Coffeyville Community College
Coffeyville, KS
Coffeyville Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,764
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 85.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

Coffeyville Community College is located in Coffeyville, Kansas. This community college was established way back in 1923. This institution serves well over 1,500 students. It offers several different associate degree opportunities, as well as many certificate courses. CCC is also famous for ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott, KS
Fort Scott Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,390
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is located in Fort Scott Kansas. This is a school that was established way back in 1919. It currently serves over 2,000 students and it offers all students great educational opportunities. This is one of the oldest community colleges in Kansas and it offers a ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Highland Community College
Highland, KS
Highland Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,052
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.2

Highland Community College (HCC) is located in Highland, Kansas. This public community college was established way back in 1858. It is one of the oldest community colleges around and is technically the oldest overall college in the state of Kansas. It used to be known as Highland University ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Labette Community College
Parsons, KS
Labette Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,257
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.2

Labette Community College is located in Parsons, Kansas. This public community college was established back in 1923. This school has a history of being a great option for people seeking new careers in the community. Many different academic programs are available at this school. Students will be ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
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Seward County Community College
Liberal, KS
Seward County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,244
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.1

Seward County Community College (SCCC) is located in Liberal, Kansas. This school was established in late 1967 and has been providing students with many academic opportunities ever since. SCCC serves over 2,600 students currently and it has a number of beneficial programs for them to take ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Butler Community College
El Dorado, KS
Butler Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,871
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.3

Butler Community College (BCC) is located in El Dorado, Kansas. The school that has a long history of serving the community, as it was established in 1927. It currently serves well over 8,000 students. BCC is among the largest community colleges in Kansas. The school is accredited by the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN to ADN
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Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, KS
Dodge City Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,704
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 77.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.2

Dodge City Community College (DCCC aka DC3) is located in Dodge City, Kansas. This public community college was established in 1935. This school offers its students a very good variety of courses and student programs to participate in. Students will be able to work toward earning many different ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Garden City Community College
Garden City, KS
Garden City Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,853
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.0

Garden City Community College (GCCC) is located in Garden City, Kansas. This school was established in 1919, making it a very old community college. GCCC has been serving the needs of the community for an entire century now and they continue to provide the best possible educational ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Colby Community College
Colby, KS
Colby Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,025
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 72.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson, KS
Hutchinson Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,117
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 83.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 85.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Neosho County Community College
Chanute, KS
Neosho County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,064
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 95.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.6

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Pratt Community College
Pratt, KS
Pratt Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,283
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 47.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 81.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 84.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cloud County Community College
Concordia, KS
Cloud County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,587
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Barton County Community College
Great Bend, KS
Barton County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,246
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 61.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 86.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 79.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS
Johnson County Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,114
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 64.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Manhattan Area Technical College
Manhattan, KS
Manhattan Area Technical College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,200
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 66.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Fort Hays State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,196
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Emporia State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,013
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
Pittsburg State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,841
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Washburn University
Topeka, KS
Washburn University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,170
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • LPN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Wichita State University
Wichita, KS
Wichita State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,541
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Wichita State University (WSU) is a public university in Wichita, Kansas. It is part of the Kansas State University system, which includes six campuses. WSU was founded in 1886 as a private preparatory school. Over the years, WSU has expanded to offer more than 200 areas of study through its 6 ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
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Newman University
Wichita, KS
Newman University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$14,663
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 79.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,986
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 73.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 78.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 60.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
University of Kansas
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$18,365
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 69.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Hesston College
Hesston, KS
Hesston College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,641
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 65.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,803
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 65.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private university in Olathe, Kansas, with undergrad and graduate degree programs. MNU was founded in 1966 by the Church of the Nazarene as a Christian liberal arts college. The campus is located on 105 acres of land in Olathe, which is part of the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS
University of Saint Mary
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,839
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 62.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Baker University
Baldwin City, KS
Baker University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,393
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 61.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Bethel College-North Newton
North Newton, KS
Bethel College-North Newton
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,519
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 60.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Benedictine College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,766
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 72.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 43.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS
Kansas Wesleyan University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,631
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 56.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 23.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • ADN - closed in 2007
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Donnelly College
Kansas City, KS
Donnelly College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$8,059
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 56.5%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 79.4

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Washburn Institute of Technology
Topeka, KS
Washburn Institute of Technology
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Public
Net price$11,044
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 70.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
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North Central Kansas Technical College
Beloit, KS
North Central Kansas Technical College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$11,828
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.5%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 68.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology
Wichita, KS
Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,750
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 58.2

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Flint Hills Technical College
Emporia, KS
Flint Hills Technical College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$14,227
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 47.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Allen County Community College
Iola, KS
Allen County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,251
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • CNA
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Grantham University
Lenexa, KS
Grantham University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$11,251
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • RN to MSN
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National American University-Overland Park
Overland Park, KS
National American University-Overland Park
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN
  • ADN
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National American University-Wichita
Wichita, KS
National American University-Wichita
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Southwestern College
Winfield, KS
Southwestern College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,279
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Tabor College
Hillsboro, KS
Tabor College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$23,815
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • Nurse Educator
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Ottawa University-Ottawa
Ottawa, KS
Ottawa University-Ottawa
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$23,661
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Neosho County Community College Ottawa
Ottawa, KS
Neosho County Community College Ottawa

Programs offered

  • LPN to ADN
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North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays
Hays, KS
North Central Kansas Technical College - Hays

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

Brown Mackie College-Kansas City (Closed in 2017)
ADN LPN
Brown Mackie College-Salina (Closed in 2017)
ADN LPN
ITT Technical Institute-Wichita (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Kansas's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Kansas's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Kansas Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 28,900 21.109 $28 $58,850
Nurse Anesthetists 390 0.281 $75 $155,440
Nurse Midwives 30 0.025 $48 $99,040
Nurse Practitioners 2,010 1.468 $47 $96,770
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 7,350 5.367 $20 $42,350
Nursing Assistants 22,590 16.501 $12 $24,560
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey