Waterbury, CT (population: 107,118) has six 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 Waterbury 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.
Waterbury lies in New Haven county, which is one of the 8 counties in Connecticut. Overall, the Waterbury area has 65,720 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $44,650 average annual salary.
Of the 6 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Waterbury, 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 CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice as the lowest, reported at only $4,590/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Waterbury|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||15.0 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||18.4 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||25.7 miles|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||35.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||40.5 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||47.6 miles|
|West Point||NY||-||1||80.8664||76||48.9 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||52.9 miles|
|New Paltz||NY||-||1||36.3278||86||55.6 miles|