Buckhannon has a general population of 5,725 and an overall student population of 1,530. Approximately 1,416 of Buckhannon's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
West Virginia Wesleyan College is the largest criminal justice school in Buckhannon, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Buckhannon in 2010. In 2009 tuition at criminal justice schools in Buckhannon was $22,880 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Buckhannon. And if you live on campus at one of the Buckhannon-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $6,809 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Buckhannon, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,850 criminal justice professionals in West Virginia, 560 were working in the greater Buckhannon area. Buckhannon's criminal justice professional workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for criminal justice professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a criminal justice professional in Buckhannon is $27,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.