With an overall population of 57,247 and a student population of 6,371, approximately 2,167 of Galveston students attend one of Galveston's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Of the 1 criminal justice schools in Galveston, the largest criminal justice school, by student population, is Galveston College. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from Galveston College with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a criminal justice certificate from one of Galveston's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $9,640 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Galveston criminal justice schools was an average of $10,540 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $878 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Galveston-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $3,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,566.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Galveston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 criminal justice professionals in Texas were working in the greater Galveston area. Galveston'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 Galveston is $19,190 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.