Colorado contains 24 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. University of Northern Colorado, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in CO, has a total student population of 12,711 and is the 349th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 24 forensic nursing schools in Colorado, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,587/yr), with Colorado Mountain College as the lowest recorded at only $6,996/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 6,970 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $42,100. Registered nurses in this state earn $66,800/yr and there are 41,750 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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