Columbus has a general population of 25,944 and an overall student population of 2,476. Approximately 2,476 of Columbus's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Columbus's largest forensic nursing school is Mississippi University for Women. In 2010, approximately 180 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Mississippi University for Women.
A total of 180 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Columbus in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,802 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbus forensic nursing schools was an average of $21,430 per year in 2009.
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 at one of the Columbus-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,164 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,638.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Columbus, your job prospects are good. There were 2,650 forensic nurses working in Mississippi and 370 working in the greater Columbus area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Columbus. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Columbus, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,450 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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