New Bedford, MA (population: 90,869) has six corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northeastern University, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 27,537. It is the 56th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
Corrections students from New Bedford 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.
New Bedford lies in Bristol county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the New Bedford area has 63,420 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $19.66/hr average worker wage, and a $40,890 average annual salary.
Of the 6 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of New Bedford, 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) for corrections students, with Massasoit Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,610/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Bedford|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||2.1 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||9.4 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||23.7 miles|
|West Barnstable||MA||-||1||8.73914||72||29.4 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||29.4 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||48.0 miles|