Butte has a total population of 33,892 and a student population of 2,741. Of these students, 2,187 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Montana Tech of the University of Montana is the largest forensic nursing school in Butte, based on student population. In 2010, Montana Tech of the University of Montana graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Butte. If you decide to attend one of Butte's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,808 per year in instate tuition and $27,622 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,602 per year, on average, for room and board at Butte-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Butte, your job prospects are good. There were 860 forensic nurses working in Montana and 210 working in the greater Butte area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Butte is expected to increase by 14% 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 Butte is $65,470 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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