With an overall population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890, approximately 11,890 of West Columbia students attend one of West Columbia's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in West Columbia, by student population, is Midlands Technical College. In 2010, approximately 463 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Midlands Technical College.
A reported 463 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in West Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in West Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,533.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in West Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,130 forensic nurses in South Carolina. Of these forensic nurses, 1,090 were working in the greater West Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 16% in West Columbia. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in West Columbia is $72,390 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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