Colorado contains three schools that offer corrections programs. University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus, the highest-ranking corrections school in CO, has a total student population of 697 and is the 5612th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 corrections schools in Colorado, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,587/yr), with University of Phoenix-Denver Campus as the lowest recorded at only $23,672/yr.
Corrections students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 2,750 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $32,960. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $46,160/yr and there are 7,520 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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