If you are interested in pursuing criminal justice, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 criminal justice schools in La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crosse has a total population of 51,818 and a student population of 18,864. Of these students, 8,855 are enrolled in schools that offer criminal justice programs.
The largest criminal justice school in La Crosse, by student population, is Western Technical College. In 2010, approximately 49 students graduated from the Criminal Justice program at Western Technical College.
A total of 54 students graduated with credentials in criminal justice from criminal justice schools in La Crosse in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,841 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all La Crosse criminal justice schools was an average of $22,601 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,057 for criminal justice related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,540 per year, on average, for room and board at La Crosse-based criminal justice schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,324.
Many criminal justice graduates choose to work as criminal justice professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Crosse, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 27 criminal justice professionals in Wisconsin were working in the greater La Crosse area. The government projects that the number of criminal justice professionals in La Crosse will 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 La Crosse is $21,080 per year, which is lower than the average for criminal justice professionals state-wide.
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