California contains 110 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. University of Southern California, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in CA, has a total student population of 34,824 and is the 10th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 110 forensic nursing schools in California, only 19 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($68,300/yr), with Lake Tahoe Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,820/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from California 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 California alone, there are 62,300 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $49,940. Registered nurses in this state earn $85,080/yr and there are 233,030 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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