Farmingdale has a general population of 8,399 and an overall student population of 6,988. Approximately 6,988 of Farmingdale's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Farmingdale's largest forensic nursing school is Farmingdale State College. In 2010, Farmingdale State College graduated approximately 141 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 141 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Farmingdale. If you decide to attend one of Farmingdale's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,968 per year in instate tuition and $27,868 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,245 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Farmingdale-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $11,090 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,530.
If you plan on staying in Farmingdale after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Farmingdale, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 forensic nurses in New York were working in the greater Farmingdale area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Farmingdale will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.