Allentown has a total population of 106,632 and a student population of 5,807. Of these students, 1,887 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Allentown's largest criminal justice school is Cedar Crest College. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Cedar Crest College with credentials in criminal justice.
If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in Allentown, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $28,135.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Allentown-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
If you plan on staying in Allentown after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Allentown, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are not very good. There were 39,000 criminal justice professionals working in Pennsylvania and 1,830 working in the greater Allentown area in 2010. Allentown's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 6% 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 Allentown is $22,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.