Jefferson City has a general population of 39,636 and an overall student population of 3,555. Approximately 3,314 of Jefferson City's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Jefferson City, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Lincoln University. In 2010, Lincoln University graduated approximately 75 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 75 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Jefferson City's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Jefferson City's forensic nursing schools was $12,374 per year for instate students and $16,142 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,660 per year, on average, for room and board at Jefferson City-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,017.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Jefferson City, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 4,410 forensic nurses in Missouri, 220 were working in the greater Jefferson City area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 10% in Jefferson City. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Jefferson City is $63,150 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.