With an overall population of 10,849 and a student population of 13,865, approximately 13,865 of Big Rapids students attend one of Big Rapids's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Ferris State University is the largest forensic nursing school in Big Rapids, based on student population. In 2010, Ferris State University graduated approximately 128 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 128 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Big Rapids in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Big Rapids's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,522 per year in instate tuition and $28,812 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,940 per year, on average, for room and board at Big Rapids-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Big Rapids, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 9,560 forensic nurses in Michigan, 900 were working in the greater Big Rapids area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 13% in Big Rapids. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Big Rapids, you can expect to make an average salary of $76,480 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.