Kentucky contains three schools that offer corrections programs. Eastern Kentucky University, the highest-ranking corrections school in KY, has a total student population of 16,268 and is the 2402nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 3 corrections schools in Kentucky, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brown Mackie College-Louisville comes out as the most expensive ($16,773/yr), with Eastern Kentucky University as the lowest recorded at only $10,033/yr.
Corrections students from Kentucky 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 Kentucky alone, there are 1,560 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $37,110. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $29,130/yr and there are 6,140 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Kentucky, the average student population is 2,555 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2859 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,477 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,117, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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