Ankeny has a total population of 27,117 and a student population of 22,741. Of these students, 22,324 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Des Moines Area Community College is the largest criminal justice school in Ankeny, based on student population. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Ankeny's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ankeny criminal justice schools was an average of $17,132 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ankeny-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ankeny, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,580 criminal justice professionals in Iowa. Of these criminal justice professionals, 2,550 were working in the greater Ankeny area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Ankeny will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Ankeny is $22,230 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.