With an overall population of 1,426 and a student population of 2,639, approximately 2,639 of Decatur students attend one of Decatur's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Decatur, by student population, is East Central Community College. In 2010, approximately 53 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at East Central Community College.
A total of 53 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Decatur in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,410 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Decatur forensic nursing schools was an average of $11,510 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,240 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,990 per year, on average, for room and board at Decatur-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,420.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are good. There were 2,650 forensic nurses working in Mississippi and 260 working in the greater Decatur area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Decatur. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Decatur is $65,530 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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