With an overall population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017, approximately 9,017 of California students attend one of California's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
California's largest criminal justice school is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 74 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at California University of Pennsylvania.
A reported 74 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in California in 2010. If you decide to attend one of California's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in instate tuition and $23,693 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 39,000 criminal justice professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these criminal justice professionals, 8,070 were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in California will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 California is $22,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.