South Carolina contains 25 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Lander University, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in SC, has a total student population of 2,838 and is the 524th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 25 forensic nursing schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South University comes out as the most expensive ($22,810/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 9,960 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $37,450. Registered nurses in this state earn $59,680/yr and there are 38,020 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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