Killeen has a total population of 86,911 and a student population of 24,133. Of these students, 24,133 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Killeen's largest forensic nursing school is Central Texas College. In 2010, Central Texas College graduated approximately 77 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 77 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Killeen in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Killeen's forensic nursing schools was $10,489 per year for instate students and $13,069 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,575 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Killeen-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,639 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,692.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Killeen, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas, 380 were working in the greater Killeen area. The number of forensic nurses in Killeen is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Killeen, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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