Parkersburg has a total population of 33,099 and a student population of 4,408. Of these students, 4,223 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the largest criminal justice school in Parkersburg, based on student population. In 2010, West Virginia University at Parkersburg graduated approximately 15 students from its criminal justice program.
A total of 15 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in Parkersburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,076 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in Parkersburg.
After graduating with your credentials in criminal justice, if you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Parkersburg, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 5,850 criminal justice professionals in West Virginia, 270 were working in the greater Parkersburg area. Parkersburg'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 Parkersburg is $20,170 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.