Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has three corrections schools within its city limits. San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno, the highest ranked school in the city with a corrections program, has a total student population of 870. It is the 3954th highest ranked school in the USA and the 367th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Corrections students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 corrections schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,869/yr) for corrections students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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