Georgia contains eight schools that offer corrections programs. Thomas University, the highest-ranking corrections school in GA, has a total student population of 723 and is the 1733rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 corrections schools in Georgia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,211/yr), with Albany State University as the lowest recorded at only $7,955/yr.
Corrections students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are 1,030 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $39,990. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $30,160/yr and there are 17,720 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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