Altoona has a general population of 49,523 and an overall student population of 4,782. Approximately 4,182 of Altoona's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Altoona, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona. In 2010, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Altoona in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Altoona's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $26,854 per year in instate tuition and $33,182 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,360 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,790 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,692.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Altoona, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 14,200 forensic nurses in Pennsylvania, 150 were working in the greater Altoona area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 8% in Altoona. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
3000 Ivyside Pk, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601-3777
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