Columbia has a general population of 116,278 and an overall student population of 36,204. Approximately 28,482 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Columbia's largest forensic nursing school is University of South Carolina-Columbia. Approximately 210 students graduated in 2010 from University of South Carolina-Columbia with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 210 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Columbia. Tuition in 2009 at Columbia's forensic nursing schools was $21,490 per year for instate students and $36,066 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $936 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 4,130 forensic nurses working in South Carolina and 1,090 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. Columbia's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Columbia is $72,390 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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