Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has one corrections school within its city limits. University of Alaska Anchorage has a total student population of 17,276. It is the 511th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Alaska (#1 is University of Alaska Fairbanks).
Corrections students from Anchorage 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.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Anchorage ends up costing a student $12,399/yr.
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