Florence has a general population of 36,264 and an overall student population of 7,305. Approximately 7,194 of Florence's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Florence, by student population, is University of North Alabama. In 2010, University of North Alabama graduated approximately 39 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Florence's criminal justice schools. Tuition in 2009 at Florence's criminal justice schools was $13,198 per year for instate students and $17,206 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Florence-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $4,783 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,414.
If you plan on staying in Florence after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Florence, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are average. In 2010, there were 14,760 criminal justice professionals in Alabama. Of these criminal justice professionals, 240 were working in the greater Florence area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Florence will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Florence is $19,360 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.