Grand Junction has a general population of 41,986 and an overall student population of 7,859. Approximately 7,042 of Grand Junction's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Mesa State College is the largest criminal justice school in Grand Junction, based on student population. In 2010, Mesa State College graduated approximately 20 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 38 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Grand Junction. If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in Grand Junction, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $5,338.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,748 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Grand Junction. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,507 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Grand Junction after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Grand Junction, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, there were 13,650 criminal justice professionals in Colorado. Of these criminal justice professionals, 160 were working in the greater Grand Junction area. Grand Junction's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Grand Junction is $22,930 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.