Baton Rouge, LA (population: 221,091) has three corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 3,740. It is the 4163rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Mississippi (#1 is Creations College of Cosmetology).
Corrections students from Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge area alone, there are 280 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $43,620. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $33,410/yr and there are 3,130 employed.
Baton Rouge lies in East Baton Rouge county, which is one of the 46 counties in Louisiana. Overall, the Baton Rouge area has 365,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $18.35/hr average worker wage, and a $38,170 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.582 out of every 1000 jobs in Baton Rouge are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.775/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 3 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Baton Rouge, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,630/yr) for corrections students, with Copiah-Lincoln Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baton Rouge|
|Morgan City||LA||-||1||15.3517||26||52.1 miles|
|New Orleans||LA||206,720||16||21.1636||643||76.4 miles|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||98.8 miles|