Athens has a general population of 11,297 and an overall student population of 7,012. Approximately 7,012 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Athens's largest criminal justice school is Trinity Valley Community College. In 2010, Trinity Valley Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Athens's criminal justice schools. If you decide to attend one of Athens's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $11,486 per year in instate tuition and $12,318 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,870 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,616.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 criminal justice professionals in Texas were working in the greater Athens area. Athens's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Athens is $32,500 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.