Arkansas contains three schools that offer corrections programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking corrections school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 corrections schools in Arkansas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, NorthWest Arkansas Community College comes out as the most expensive ($14,037/yr), with Arkansas State University-Beebe as the lowest recorded at only $6,687/yr.
Corrections students from Arkansas 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 Arkansas alone, there are 820 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $40,940. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $30,850/yr and there are 4,660 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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