Lowell has a total population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517. Of these students, 13,602 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Lowell, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In 2010, University of Massachusetts-Lowell graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Lowell's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lowell forensic nursing schools was an average of $34,168 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board at Lowell-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lowell, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 9,040 forensic nurses in Massachusetts. Of these forensic nurses, 200 were working in the greater Lowell area. Lowell's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
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