Mississippi contains fifteen schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Pearl River Community College, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in MS, has a total student population of 5,519 and is the 1741st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 forensic nursing schools in Mississippi, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Jackson comes out as the most expensive ($18,255/yr), with Pearl River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,515/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Mississippi 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 Mississippi alone, there are 10,140 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $34,490. Registered nurses in this state earn $57,630/yr and there are 28,030 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Mississippi, the average student population is 2,783 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 2225 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,759 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,828, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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