Richmond has a general population of 197,790 and an overall student population of 50,842. Approximately 1,691 of Richmond's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminology programs.
Richmond's largest criminology school is Virginia Union University. In 2010, Virginia Union University graduated approximately 19 students from its criminology program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a criminology degree in Richmond. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,934 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for criminology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,506 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,219.
After graduating with your credentials in criminology, if you decide to work as a criminologist in Richmond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 31 criminologists in Virginia were working in the greater Richmond area. The government projects that the number of criminologists in Richmond will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for criminologists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminologist in Richmond is $71,670 per year, which is higher than the average for criminologists state-wide.