With an overall population of 142,990 and a student population of 4,508, approximately 4,355 of Aurora students attend one of Aurora's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Aurora University is the largest criminal justice school in Aurora, based on student population. In 2010, Aurora University graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 42 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Aurora. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Aurora was $18,200 per year, on average.
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 Aurora. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Aurora-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Aurora, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 criminal justice professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Aurora area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Aurora is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Aurora is $22,830 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.