Chico has a general population of 59,954 and an overall student population of 16,934. Approximately 16,934 of Chico's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 116 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 116 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Chico. If you decide to attend one of Chico's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in instate tuition and $31,320 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chico, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,300 forensic nurses in California, 180 were working in the greater Chico area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Chico will increase by 17% 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 Chico is $93,190 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.