With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in West Chester, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 108 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 108 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of West Chester's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Chester forensic nursing schools was an average of $28,299 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,320 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board at West Chester-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in West Chester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 14,200 forensic nurses in Pennsylvania, 5,050 were working in the greater West Chester area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in West Chester will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in West Chester is $87,790 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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