With an overall population of 6,664 and a student population of 2,123, approximately 2,123 of Carthage students attend one of Carthage's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Panola College is the largest forensic nursing school in Carthage, based on student population. In 2010, Panola College graduated approximately 71 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Carthage. Tuition in 2009 at Carthage's forensic nursing schools was $15,143 per year for instate students and $15,767 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,625 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Carthage-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,374 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,213.
If you plan on staying in Carthage after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Carthage, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas. Of these forensic nurses, 650 were working in the greater Carthage area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 24% in Carthage. 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 Carthage is $69,850 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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