Portales has a total population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679. Of these students, 4,679 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Portales, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. In 2010, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Portales in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Portales's criminal justice schools was $13,976 per year for instate students and $19,526 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Portales-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Portales, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 11 criminal justice professionals in New Mexico were working in the greater Portales area. Portales's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Portales is $27,930 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.