Oregon contains nineteen schools that offer forensic nursing programs. University of Portland, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in OR, has a total student population of 3,706 and is the 1386th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 forensic nursing schools in Oregon, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Oregon 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 Oregon alone, there are 2,520 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $44,830. Registered nurses in this state earn $73,300/yr and there are 30,730 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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