Morgantown has a total population of 26,809 and a student population of 29,251. Of these students, 28,898 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Morgantown, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is West Virginia University. Approximately 287 students graduated in 2010 from West Virginia University with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 287 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Morgantown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Morgantown's forensic nursing schools was $16,034 per year for instate students and $27,132 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Morgantown, your job prospects are average. There were 1,800 forensic nurses working in West Virginia and 230 working in the greater Morgantown area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Morgantown is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Morgantown is $61,110 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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