Fairmont has a total population of 19,097 and a student population of 7,406. Of these students, 4,574 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Fairmont State University is the largest forensic nursing school in Fairmont, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 119 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Fairmont State University.
In 2010, 119 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Fairmont's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Fairmont's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,872 per year in instate tuition and $21,604 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fairmont-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,570 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Fairmont after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Fairmont, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 forensic nurses in West Virginia were working in the greater Fairmont area. Fairmont's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. 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 Fairmont is $61,520 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.