Arkansas contains 33 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in AR, has a total student population of 3,792 and is the 644th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 33 forensic nursing schools in Arkansas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock comes out as the most expensive ($16,327/yr), with East Arkansas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,502/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Arkansas schools who go on to become forensic nurses, forensic accountants, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Arkansas alone, there are 11,590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $33,750. Registered nurses in this state earn $57,040/yr and there are 23,050 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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