Bridgewater has a general population of 6,664 and an overall student population of 10,774. Approximately 10,774 of Bridgewater's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Bridgewater, by student population, is Bridgewater State University. In 2010, Bridgewater State University graduated approximately 160 students with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 161 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Bridgewater's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,473 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bridgewater criminal justice schools was an average of $26,613 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,670 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,203.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Bridgewater, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 22,520 criminal justice professionals in Massachusetts, 230 were working in the greater Bridgewater area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Bridgewater will increase by 6% 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 Bridgewater is $22,250 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.