Cumberland has a general population of 21,518 and an overall student population of 4,177. Approximately 4,085 of Cumberland's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Cumberland, by student population, is Allegany College of Maryland. Approximately 111 students graduated in 2010 from Allegany College of Maryland with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 111 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Cumberland's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Cumberland's forensic nursing schools was $18,163 per year for instate students and $19,273 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cumberland-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,823.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cumberland, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 81 forensic nurses in Maryland were working in the greater Cumberland area. Cumberland's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Cumberland is $77,210 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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