Texas contains 65 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Texas Christian University, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in TX, has a total student population of 8,853 and is the 142nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 65 forensic nursing schools in Texas, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas Careers comes out as the most expensive ($33,588/yr), with South Texas College as the lowest recorded at only $1,317/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Texas 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 Texas alone, there are 65,850 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $40,710. Registered nurses in this state earn $64,670/yr and there are 168,020 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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