Edinburg has a general population of 48,465 and an overall student population of 18,337. Approximately 18,337 of Edinburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in Edinburg, by student population, is The University of Texas-Pan American. In 2010, The University of Texas-Pan American graduated approximately 188 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 188 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Edinburg's criminal justice schools. Tuition in 2009 at Edinburg's criminal justice schools was $14,469 per year for instate students and $21,117 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Edinburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,294 per year, on average, for room and board at Edinburg-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,843.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Edinburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 76,480 criminal justice professionals in Texas. Of these criminal justice professionals, 1,250 were working in the greater Edinburg area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Edinburg will 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 Edinburg is $18,900 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.