Bennington has a total population of 9,168 and a student population of 1,294. Of these students, 486 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Bennington's largest criminal justice school is Southern Vermont College. In 2010, Southern Vermont College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in criminal justice.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Bennington in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Bennington was $18,880 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,840 per year, on average, for room and board at Bennington-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,680.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bennington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 criminal justice professionals in Vermont were working in the greater Bennington area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Bennington will increase by 14% 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 Bennington is $23,520 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.