Brownsville has a general population of 139,722 and an overall student population of 18,432. Approximately 17,151 of Brownsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The University of Texas at Brownsville is the largest forensic nursing school in Brownsville, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas at Brownsville graduated approximately 151 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 151 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Brownsville's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,608 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Brownsville forensic nursing schools was an average of $22,810 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $646 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Brownsville-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Brownsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas. Of these forensic nurses, 250 were working in the greater Brownsville area. The number of forensic nurses in Brownsville is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Brownsville is $76,700 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.