Massachusetts contains four schools that offer corrections programs. Northeastern University, the highest-ranking corrections school in MA, has a total student population of 27,537 and is the 56th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 corrections schools in Massachusetts, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Massasoit Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,610/yr.
Corrections students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 6,240 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $43,700. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $"*"/yr and there are 7,570 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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