With an overall population of 7,669 and a student population of 9,021, approximately 9,021 of Commerce students attend one of Commerce's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Commerce's largest criminal justice school is Texas A & M University-Commerce. In 2010, Texas A & M University-Commerce graduated approximately 37 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Commerce's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,320 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Commerce criminal justice schools was an average of $25,660 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Commerce, your job prospects are good. There were 76,480 criminal justice professionals working in Texas and 18,700 working in the greater Commerce area in 2010. Commerce's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in Commerce, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,400 per year. This is lower than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.