With an overall population of 4,410 and a student population of 8,608, approximately 8,608 of Prairie View students attend one of Prairie View's schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Prairie View A & M University is the largest criminal justice school in Prairie View, based on student population. Approximately 45 students graduated in 2010 from Prairie View A & M University with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 76 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Prairie View in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,578 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Prairie View criminal justice schools was an average of $26,888 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Prairie View-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,763.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Prairie View, your job prospects are good. There were 76,480 criminal justice professionals working in Texas and 22,420 working in the greater Prairie View area in 2010. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Prairie View 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 Prairie View is $19,190 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.