Belton has a general population of 14,623 and an overall student population of 2,689. Approximately 2,689 of Belton's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Belton, by student population, is University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 2010, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor graduated approximately 7 students from its criminal justice program.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice in Belton in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Belton was $20,650 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Belton. And if you live on campus at one of the Belton-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $5,350 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Belton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 28 criminal justice professionals in Texas were working in the greater Belton area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 16% in Belton. 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 Belton is $32,530 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.