With an overall population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814, approximately 4,814 of Chester students attend one of Chester's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Chester's largest criminal justice school is Widener University-Main Campus. Approximately 36 students graduated in 2010 from Widener University-Main Campus with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Chester. If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in Chester, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,840.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 criminal justice professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Chester is expected 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 Chester is $29,690 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.