Texarkana, Texas has 2 criminal justice schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Texarkana has a general population of 34,782 and an overall student population of 6,671. Approximately 6,671 of Texarkana's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Texarkana's largest criminal justice school is Texas A & M University-Texarkana. In 2010, Texas A & M University-Texarkana graduated approximately 12 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Texarkana. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,539 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Texarkana criminal justice schools was an average of $11,439 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,777 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Texarkana. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Texarkana, your job prospects are good. There were 76,480 criminal justice professionals working in Texas and 110 working in the greater Texarkana area in 2010. The number of criminal justice professionals in Texarkana is expected 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 Texarkana, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.