Tyler, Texas has 2 forensic nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in forensic nursing. Tyler has a general population of 83,650 and an overall student population of 18,298. Approximately 17,246 of Tyler's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Tyler's largest forensic nursing school is The University of Texas at Tyler. In 2010, The University of Texas at Tyler graduated approximately 235 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 343 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Tyler's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Tyler's forensic nursing schools was $13,705 per year for instate students and $17,377 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,033 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Tyler. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,745 per year, on average, for room and board at Tyler-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,362.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Tyler, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas. Of these forensic nurses, 260 were working in the greater Tyler area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Tyler will 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 Tyler, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,780 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.