Alaska contains two schools that offer corrections programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking corrections school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage comes out as the most expensive ($12,399/yr), with University of Alaska Fairbanks as the lowest recorded at only $11,713/yr.
Corrections students from Alaska schools who go on to become correctional counselors, corrections officers, jailers, probation officers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 455,350 people working as correctional officers and jailers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,610. Also, Mental health and substance abuse social workers make on average $41,350 per year and there are about 127,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 360 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $49,300. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $49,310/yr and there are 1,090 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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