With an overall population of 35,078 and a student population of 16,850, approximately 16,772 of Huntsville students attend one of Huntsville's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Sam Houston State University is the largest criminal justice school in Huntsville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 529 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Sam Houston State University.
In 2010, 567 students graduated with a criminal justice degree from one of Huntsville's criminal justice schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville criminal justice schools was an average of $26,180 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,063 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Huntsville. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Huntsville after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in Huntsville, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are good. In 2010, of the 47,000 criminal justice professionals in Texas, 3,480 were working in the greater Huntsville area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Huntsville will increase by 16% 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 Huntsville is $33,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.