Carson has a total population of 89,730 and a student population of 14,667. Of these students, 14,477 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
California State University-Dominguez Hills is the largest criminal justice school in Carson, based on student population. Approximately 53 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Dominguez Hills with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 53 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Carson in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Carson's criminal justice schools was $19,671 per year for instate students and $30,831 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,781.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Carson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 143,100 criminal justice professionals in California. Of these criminal justice professionals, 51,240 were working in the greater Carson area. Carson's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in Carson, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,400 per year. This is lower than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.