Utah contains sixteen schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Brigham Young University, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in UT, has a total student population of 34,130 and is the 719th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 forensic nursing schools in Utah, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, AmeriTech College comes out as the most expensive ($26,706/yr), with Uintah Basin Applied Technology College as the lowest recorded at only $4,824/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 2,240 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $39,840. Registered nurses in this state earn $59,370/yr and there are 17,670 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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