If you are interested in pursuing criminal justice, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 criminal justice schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. With an overall population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972, approximately 36,575 of Kalamazoo students attend one of Kalamazoo's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Western Michigan University is the largest criminal justice school in Kalamazoo, based on student population. In 2010, Western Michigan University graduated approximately 119 students from its criminal justice program.
A reported 170 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Kalamazoo in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Kalamazoo's criminal justice schools was $20,298 per year for instate students and $31,418 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kalamazoo-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,169.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 25,130 criminal justice professionals in Michigan. Of these criminal justice professionals, 550 were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Kalamazoo is expected to increase by 7% 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 Kalamazoo is $22,710 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.
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