Columbia has a total population of 33,055 and a student population of 5,751. Of these students, 5,581 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Columbia's largest criminal justice school is Columbia State Community College. In 2010, approximately 6 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Columbia State Community College.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,905 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Columbia.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Columbia, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are average. There were 10,220 criminal justice professionals working in Tennessee and 550 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Columbia will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $24,750 per year. This is higher than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.