With an overall population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203, approximately 5,137 of Ottumwa students attend one of Ottumwa's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Indian Hills Community College is the largest criminal justice school in Ottumwa, based on student population. Approximately 26 students graduated in 2010 from Indian Hills Community College with credentials in criminal justice.
A reported 26 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Ottumwa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ottumwa criminal justice schools was an average of $14,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board at Ottumwa-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Ottumwa, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,470 criminal justice professionals in Iowa. Of these criminal justice professionals, 1,010 were working in the greater Ottumwa area. Ottumwa's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Ottumwa is $46,590 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.