If you are interested in pursuing criminal justice, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 criminal justice schools in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur has a total population of 81,860 and a student population of 5,988. Of these students, 5,909 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Decatur, by student population, is Richland Community College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Richland Community College.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Decatur. If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in Decatur, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $14,477.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $16,856.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Decatur, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 46,890 criminal justice professionals in Illinois, 80 were working in the greater Decatur area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 11% in Decatur. 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 Decatur is $26,130 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.