With an overall population of 39,636 and a student population of 3,555, approximately 3,314 of Jefferson City students attend one of Jefferson City's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Jefferson City, by student population, is Lincoln University. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Lincoln University with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Jefferson City's criminal justice schools. Tuition in 2009 at Jefferson City's criminal justice schools was $12,374 per year for instate students and $16,142 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Jefferson City. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,660 per year, on average, for room and board at Jefferson City-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,017.
If you plan on staying in Jefferson City after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Jefferson City, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 criminal justice professionals in Missouri were working in the greater Jefferson City area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Jefferson City will increase by 5% 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 Jefferson City is $27,960 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.