With an overall population of 55,515 and a student population of 12,156, approximately 12,156 of Jonesboro students attend one of Jonesboro's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Jonesboro, by student population, is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Jonesboro in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,226 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jonesboro criminal justice schools was an average of $25,146 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Jonesboro. And if you live on campus at one of the Jonesboro-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
If you plan on staying in Jonesboro after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Jonesboro, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, there were 6,610 criminal justice professionals in Arkansas. Of these criminal justice professionals, 410 were working in the greater Jonesboro area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Jonesboro is expected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Jonesboro is $18,140 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.
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