Sacramento, CA (population: 475,452) has five forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 1,618. It is the 1337th highest ranked school in the USA and the 107th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Forensic Nursing students from Sacramento 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.
Of the 5 forensic nursing schools in Sacramento, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,730/yr) for forensic nursing students, with American River College as the lowest, reported at only $6,669/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Sacramento|
|West Sacramento||CA||50,542||1||29.8049||4||4.4 miles|
|Rancho Cordova||CA||65,274||3||17.1477||50||9.4 miles|
|Yuba City||CA||62,588||1||36.3939||5||40.2 miles|
|Walnut Creek||CA||64,055||0||-||0||55.7 miles|
|Castro Valley||CA||65,952||0||-||0||67.6 miles|
|San Leandro||CA||78,904||1||29.9223||11||70.1 miles|
|Union City||CA||76,462||1||13.7752||0||73.5 miles|
|San Francisco||CA||817,411||21||17.5697||455||76.8 miles|