Fitchburg has a total population of 39,102 and a student population of 7,119. Of these students, 7,043 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Fitchburg's largest forensic nursing school is Fitchburg State University. In 2010, Fitchburg State University graduated approximately 39 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Fitchburg's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,420 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fitchburg forensic nursing schools was an average of $23,500 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Fitchburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Fitchburg-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,200.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fitchburg, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 9,040 forensic nurses in Massachusetts, 70 were working in the greater Fitchburg area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Fitchburg will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Fitchburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $93,650 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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