Mason City has a total population of 29,172 and a student population of 3,859. Of these students, 3,729 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Mason City's largest criminal justice school is North Iowa Area Community College. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at North Iowa Area Community College.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Mason City's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,468 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mason City criminal justice schools was an average of $13,114 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $834 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Mason City. And if you live on campus at one of the Mason City-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $4,806 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,578.
If you plan on staying in Mason City after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Mason City, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, there were 6,580 criminal justice professionals in Iowa. Of these criminal justice professionals, 170 were working in the greater Mason City area. Mason City's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
As a criminal justice professional in Mason City, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,950 per year. This is lower than the average salary for criminal justice professionals in the state.