Lakewood has a general population of 36,065 and an overall student population of 9,996. Approximately 3,023 of Lakewood's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Lakewood's largest criminal justice school is Georgian Court University. In 2010, approximately 10 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Georgian Court University.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Lakewood in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Lakewood was $24,490 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lakewood-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,040.
If you plan on staying in Lakewood after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Lakewood, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 criminal justice professionals in New Jersey were working in the greater Lakewood area. Lakewood's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 4% 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 Lakewood is $24,810 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.