Gainesville has a general population of 15,538 and an overall student population of 9,156. Approximately 9,156 of Gainesville's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Gainesville's largest criminal justice school is North Central Texas College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from North Central Texas College with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Gainesville in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Gainesville was $1,080 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,410 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Gainesville. And if you live on campus at one of the Gainesville-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $3,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,468.
If you plan on staying in Gainesville after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Gainesville, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 225 criminal justice professionals in Texas were working in the greater Gainesville area. The number of criminal justice professionals in Gainesville is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Gainesville is $34,460 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.