Charlotte, North Carolina has 2 criminal justice schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in criminal justice. With an overall population of 540,828 and a student population of 52,415, approximately 44,065 of Charlotte students attend one of Charlotte's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 2 criminal justice schools in Charlotte, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Charlotte graduated approximately 135 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 150 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Charlotte. If you decide to attend one of Charlotte's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,827 per year in instate tuition and $26,439 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,197 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,006 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,806.
If you plan on staying in Charlotte after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Charlotte, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, there were 25,520 criminal justice professionals in North Carolina. Of these criminal justice professionals, 7,990 were working in the greater Charlotte area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 15% in Charlotte. This anticipated 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 Charlotte is $22,910 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.
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