Salem has a general population of 2,006 and an overall student population of 751. Approximately 751 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
Salem's largest criminal justice school is Salem International University. In 2010, Salem International University graduated approximately 3 students from its criminal justice program.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in Salem. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,280 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,700 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,680.
If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Salem, your job prospects are not very good. There were 5,850 criminal justice professionals working in West Virginia and 560 working in the greater Salem area in 2010. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in Salem will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Salem is $27,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for criminal justice professionals.