With an overall population of 80,268 and a student population of 7,491, approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith students attend one of Fort Smith's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Fort Smith, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Fort Smith in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Smith's criminal justice schools was $15,640 per year for instate students and $21,040 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Smith-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Smith, your job prospects are good. There were 6,610 criminal justice professionals working in Arkansas and 560 working in the greater Fort Smith area in 2010. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Fort Smith will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Fort Smith is $18,350 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.