Fayetteville has a total population of 58,047 and a student population of 20,000. Of these students, 19,849 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Fayetteville, by student population, is University of Arkansas. Approximately 35 students graduated in 2010 from University of Arkansas with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Fayetteville's criminal justice schools. If you decide to attend one of Fayetteville's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,241 per year in instate tuition and $27,118 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,082 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fayetteville-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home 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 Fayetteville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 6,610 criminal justice professionals in Arkansas, 530 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 21% in Fayetteville. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in Fayetteville, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.