Brownsville has a total population of 139,722 and a student population of 18,432. Of these students, 17,151 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Brownsville, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is The University of Texas at Brownsville. In 2010, The University of Texas at Brownsville graduated approximately 51 students from its criminal justice program.
A total of 118 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Brownsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,608 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Brownsville criminal justice schools was an average of $22,810 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $646 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
If you plan on staying in Brownsville after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Brownsville, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 45 criminal justice professionals in Texas were working in the greater Brownsville area. Brownsville's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 22% 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 Brownsville is $38,740 per year, which is higher than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.