If you are interested in pursuing criminal justice, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 criminal justice schools in South Portland, Maine. South Portland has a general population of 23,324 and an overall student population of 7,864. Approximately 7,806 of South Portland's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
South Portland's largest criminal justice school is Kaplan University-Maine Campus. In 2010, Kaplan University-Maine Campus graduated approximately 46 students from its criminal justice program.
A reported 87 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in South Portland in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,453 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all South Portland criminal justice schools was an average of $17,973 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in South Portland. And if you live on campus at one of the South Portland-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $8,212 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,763.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in South Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,110 criminal justice professionals in Maine. Of these criminal justice professionals, 980 were working in the greater South Portland area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 1% in South Portland. 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 South Portland is $24,850 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.