With an overall population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104, approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill students attend one of Chapel Hill's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Chapel Hill, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduated approximately 246 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 246 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Chapel Hill in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Chapel Hill's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,851 per year in instate tuition and $35,739 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 $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,680 forensic nurses in North Carolina. Of these forensic nurses, 1,150 were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 12% in Chapel Hill. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Chapel Hill, you can expect to make an average salary of $60,530 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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