Columbia has a general population of 88,254 and an overall student population of 10,398. Approximately 8,778 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Columbia, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is Howard Community College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Howard Community College.
A reported 5 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Columbia in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Columbia was $3,993 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 25,280 criminal justice professionals in Maryland. Of these criminal justice professionals, 14,680 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Columbia will increase by 14% by the year 2018. 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 Columbia is $26,750 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.