Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has three corrections schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a corrections program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Corrections students from Phoenix 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 2,010 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $41,200. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $39,410/yr and there are 7,340 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 1/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 3 corrections schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for corrections students, with Western International University as the lowest, reported at only $23,719/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|