With an overall population of 21,447 and a student population of 3,969, approximately 3,820 of Altus students attend one of Altus's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Altus's largest forensic nursing school is Western Oklahoma State College. Approximately 85 students graduated in 2010 from Western Oklahoma State College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 85 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Altus in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,250 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Altus forensic nursing schools was an average of $15,498 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Altus. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,750 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,750.
If you plan on staying in Altus after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Altus, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 4,550 forensic nurses in Oklahoma. Of these forensic nurses, 600 were working in the greater Altus area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Altus. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Altus, you can expect to make an average salary of $58,020 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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