Fort Dodge has a total population of 25,136 and a student population of 6,033. Of these students, 5,905 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Fort Dodge's largest criminal justice school is Iowa Central Community College. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Iowa Central Community College with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Fort Dodge. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Dodge's criminal justice schools was $12,665 per year for instate students and $14,405 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Dodge-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $4,975 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,290.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Fort Dodge, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 25 criminal justice professionals in Iowa were working in the greater Fort Dodge area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Fort Dodge will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in Fort Dodge, you can expect to make an average salary of $44,840 per year. This is higher than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.