Union has a general population of 54,405 and an overall student population of 17,065. Approximately 15,051 of Union's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Kean University is the largest criminal justice school in Union, based on student population. Approximately 127 students graduated in 2010 from Kean University with credentials in criminal justice.
A reported 127 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Union in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,184 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Union criminal justice schools was an average of $29,819 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Union-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Union, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,700 criminal justice professionals in New Jersey. Of these criminal justice professionals, 12,860 were working in the greater Union area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Union will 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 Union is $29,190 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.