Kilgore has a general population of 11,301 and an overall student population of 6,375. Approximately 6,375 of Kilgore's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Kilgore's largest forensic nursing school is Kilgore College. In 2010, Kilgore College graduated approximately 161 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 161 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Kilgore in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Kilgore's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,330 per year in instate tuition and $11,194 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,813 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,980 per year, on average, for room and board at Kilgore-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,350.
If you plan on staying in Kilgore after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Kilgore, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 168 forensic nurses in Texas were working in the greater Kilgore area. The number of forensic nurses in Kilgore is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. 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 Kilgore is $82,600 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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