Santa Barbara has a general population of 92,325 and an overall student population of 45,357. Approximately 19,753 of Santa Barbara's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Santa Barbara, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Santa Barbara City College. In 2010, approximately 54 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Santa Barbara City College.
In 2010, 54 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Santa Barbara's forensic nursing schools. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Santa Barbara was $814 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Barbara, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,300 forensic nurses in California. Of these forensic nurses, 270 were working in the greater Santa Barbara area. Santa Barbara's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Santa Barbara is $102,720 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.