Jacksonville has a total population of 66,715 and a student population of 5,056. Of these students, 5,056 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Jacksonville's largest criminal justice school is Coastal Carolina Community College. In 2010, approximately 28 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Coastal Carolina Community College.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a criminal justice certificate from one of Jacksonville's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $1,630 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 212 criminal justice professionals in North Carolina were working in the greater Jacksonville area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 15% in Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville is $25,760 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.