Wichita Falls has a general population of 104,197 and an overall student population of 6,575. Approximately 6,341 of Wichita Falls's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Midwestern State University is the largest forensic nursing school in Wichita Falls, based on student population. In 2010, Midwestern State University graduated approximately 117 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 117 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Wichita Falls. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,202 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wichita Falls forensic nursing schools was an average of $14,922 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wichita Falls-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $4,426 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Wichita Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 154 forensic nurses in Texas were working in the greater Wichita Falls area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Wichita Falls will 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 Wichita Falls is $79,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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