Bridgeport, CT (population: 136,604) has eight corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of New Haven, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 5,770. It is the 438th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Connecticut (#1 is Wesleyan University).
Corrections students from Bridgeport 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.
Bridgeport lies in Fairfield county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has 418,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $28/hr average worker wage, and a $57,340 average annual salary.
Of the 8 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Bridgeport, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury comes out as the most expensive ($26,014/yr) for corrections students, with Raritan Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,843/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bridgeport|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||16.8 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||22.5 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||31.5 miles|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||35.6 miles|
|Mount Vernon||NY||68,747||8||36.4632||259||38.1 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||39.3 miles|