Decatur, Illinois has 2 forensic nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in forensic nursing. Decatur has a general population of 81,860 and an overall student population of 5,988. Approximately 5,909 of Decatur's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Decatur's largest forensic nursing school is Millikin University. Approximately 45 students graduated in 2010 from Millikin University with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 82 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Decatur. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Decatur was $14,477 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Decatur. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,856.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are good. The number of forensic nurses in Decatur is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.