Iowa contains 30 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Luther College, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in IA, has a total student population of 2,519 and is the 164th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 forensic nursing schools in Iowa, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with Southeastern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,121/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Iowa 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 Iowa alone, there are 7,480 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $36,300. Registered nurses in this state earn $51,930/yr and there are 30,750 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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