Alabama contains two schools that offer corrections programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham, the highest-ranking corrections school in AL, has a total student population of 16,874 and is the 2390th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Alabama, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Huntsville comes out as the most expensive ($16,538/yr), with University of Alabama at Birmingham as the lowest recorded at only $11,131/yr.
Corrections students from Alabama 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 Alabama alone, there are 840 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $32,610. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $33,400/yr and there are 5,820 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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