With an overall population of 13,064 and a student population of 11,890, approximately 11,890 of West Columbia students attend one of West Columbia's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
West Columbia's largest criminal justice school is Midlands Technical College. Approximately 41 students graduated in 2010 from Midlands Technical College with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 41 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in West Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a criminal justice school in West Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,533.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,440 for criminal justice related books and supplies every year.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Columbia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 12,940 criminal justice professionals in South Carolina, 4,200 were working in the greater West Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 10% in West Columbia. 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 West Columbia is $24,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.