West Haven has a general population of 52,360 and an overall student population of 5,770. Approximately 5,770 of West Haven's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
University of New Haven is the largest criminal justice school in West Haven, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 181 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at University of New Haven.
In 2010, 224 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in West Haven. If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in West Haven, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $29,470.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Haven-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $12,372 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,770.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in West Haven, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 11,370 criminal justice professionals in Connecticut, 1,260 were working in the greater West Haven area. West Haven's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 1% 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 West Haven is $29,030 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.