Rensselaer has a general population of 5,294 and an overall student population of 1,011. Approximately 1,011 of Rensselaer's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Saint Josephs College is the largest criminal justice school in Rensselaer, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 8 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Saint Josephs College.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Rensselaer. If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in Rensselaer, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,530.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rensselaer-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $7,420 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Rensselaer after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Rensselaer, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, there were 18,140 criminal justice professionals in Indiana. Of these criminal justice professionals, 2,510 were working in the greater Rensselaer area. Rensselaer'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 Rensselaer is $21,070 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.