If you decide that you want to get a criminal justice degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 criminal justice schools in Dubuque, Iowa. With an overall population of 57,686 and a student population of 5,066, approximately 3,285 of Dubuque students attend one of Dubuque's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Dubuque, by student population, is University of Dubuque. In 2010, University of Dubuque graduated approximately 23 students from its criminal justice program.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Dubuque in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Dubuque was $23,059 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,025 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,008 per year, on average, for room and board at Dubuque-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,334.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dubuque, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 35 criminal justice professionals in Iowa were working in the greater Dubuque area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Dubuque. 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 Dubuque is $25,650 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.