San Marcos has a total population of 34,733 and a student population of 30,803. Of these students, 30,803 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
San Marcos's largest criminal justice school is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 149 students from its criminal justice program.
A total of 269 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Marcos criminal justice schools was an average of $24,796 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in San Marcos. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board at San Marcos-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 76,480 criminal justice professionals in Texas. Of these criminal justice professionals, 4,840 were working in the greater San Marcos area. San Marcos'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in San Marcos is $23,450 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.