Coalinga has a total population of 11,668 and a student population of 2,965. Of these students, 2,965 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Coalinga, by student population, is West Hills College Coalinga. In 2010, West Hills College Coalinga graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Coalinga. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,324 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Coalinga criminal justice schools was an average of $15,524 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Coalinga. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Coalinga-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,124.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Coalinga, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 143,100 criminal justice professionals in California, 2,740 were working in the greater Coalinga area. Coalinga'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Coalinga is $18,980 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.