Athens has a general population of 21,342 and an overall student population of 22,647. Approximately 22,647 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Ohio University-Main Campus is the largest forensic nursing school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated approximately 156 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 156 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Athens. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's forensic nursing schools was $22,905 per year for instate students and $31,869 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $873 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,408 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Athens, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 12,610 forensic nurses working in Ohio and 510 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 13% in Athens. 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 Athens is $73,040 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.