San Marcos has a general population of 54,977 and an overall student population of 37,388. Approximately 27,442 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Palomar College is the largest criminal justice school in San Marcos, based on student population. In 2010, Palomar College graduated approximately 34 students from its criminal justice program.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in San Marcos in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $826 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year.
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, of the 143,100 criminal justice professionals in California, 11,660 were working in the greater San Marcos area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in San Marcos will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in San Marcos, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,760 per year. This is lower than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.