West Liberty has a general population of 1,220 and an overall student population of 2,651. Approximately 2,651 of West Liberty's students are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
West Liberty University is the largest criminal justice school in West Liberty, based on student population. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from West Liberty University with credentials in criminal justice.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a criminal justice degree in West Liberty. If you decide to attend one of West Liberty's criminal justice schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,350 per year in instate tuition and $23,420 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a criminal justice program in West Liberty. And if you live on campus at one of the West Liberty-based criminal justice schools, you will have an added expense of $6,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,455.
If you plan on staying in West Liberty after graduating from criminal justice school, you should know that job prospects for criminal justice professionals in West Liberty, which is the most popular criminal justice profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 criminal justice professionals in West Virginia were working in the greater West Liberty area. By the year 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals is expected to increase by 5% in West Liberty. 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 West Liberty is $20,310 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.