With an overall population of 58,720 and a student population of 12,087, approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines students attend one of Des Plaines's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Des Plaines, by student population, is Oakton Community College. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Oakton Community College.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Des Plaines in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,510 per year in tuition costs.
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 Des Plaines.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Plaines, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 46,890 criminal justice professionals in Illinois. Of these criminal justice professionals, 38,410 were working in the greater Des Plaines area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 11% in Des Plaines. 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 Des Plaines is $22,830 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.