La Junta has a total population of 7,568 and a student population of 1,660. Of these students, 1,660 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Otero Junior College is the largest forensic nursing school in La Junta, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Otero Junior College.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of La Junta's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at La Junta's forensic nursing schools was $14,446 per year for instate students and $17,247 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in La Junta. And if you live on campus at one of the La Junta-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,994 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,315.
If you plan on staying in La Junta after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in La Junta, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 forensic nurses in Colorado were working in the greater La Junta area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in La Junta will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in La Junta is $70,870 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.