Hattiesburg has a total population of 44,779 and a student population of 19,061. Of these students, 15,300 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Hattiesburg, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 59 students graduated in 2010 from University of Southern Mississippi with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 59 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Hattiesburg. If you decide to attend one of Hattiesburg's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,412 per year in instate tuition and $24,062 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Hattiesburg-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,212.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are good. There were 11,370 criminal justice professionals working in Mississippi and 380 working in the greater Hattiesburg area in 2010. The number of criminal justice professionals in Hattiesburg is expected to increase by 24% 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 Hattiesburg is $18,970 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.