With an overall population of 5,450 and a student population of 1,565, approximately 1,565 of Colby students attend one of Colby's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Colby, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Colby Community College. In 2010, Colby Community College graduated approximately 26 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Colby's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Colby's forensic nursing schools was $11,148 per year for instate students and $12,588 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,690 per year, on average, for room and board at Colby-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,458.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Colby, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 3,090 forensic nurses in Kansas, 750 were working in the greater Colby area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Colby. 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 Colby is $62,850 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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