Salem has a total population of 40,407 and a student population of 10,125. Of these students, 10,125 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Salem, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is Salem State University. In 2010, Salem State University graduated approximately 111 students from its criminal justice program.
A reported 111 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Salem criminal justice schools was an average of $25,583 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you plan on staying in Salem after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Salem, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 22,520 criminal justice professionals in Massachusetts. Of these criminal justice professionals, 230 were working in the greater Salem area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Salem is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Salem is $32,510 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.