Altus has a general population of 21,447 and an overall student population of 3,969. Approximately 3,820 of Altus's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Altus, by student population, is Western Oklahoma State College. Approximately 10 students graduated in 2010 from Western Oklahoma State College with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 10 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Altus in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Altus's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,250 per year in instate tuition and $15,498 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Altus-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $3,750 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,750.
If you plan on staying in Altus after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Altus, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, there were 6,540 criminal justice professionals in Oklahoma. Of these criminal justice professionals, 1,680 were working in the greater Altus area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Altus is expected to increase by 15% 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 Altus is $25,760 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.