With an overall population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642, approximately 11,196 of Bethlehem students attend one of Bethlehem's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Bethlehem, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is Northampton County Area Community College. In 2010, Northampton County Area Community College graduated approximately 83 students with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 83 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Bethlehem. Tuition in 2009 at Bethlehem's criminal justice schools was $18,464 per year for instate students and $21,824 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board at Bethlehem-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 6% in Bethlehem. 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 Bethlehem is $22,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.