Maryland contains six schools that offer corrections programs. Coppin State University, the highest-ranking corrections school in MD, has a total student population of 3,801 and is the 4644th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 corrections schools in Maryland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chesapeake College comes out as the most expensive ($9,366/yr), with Hagerstown Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,465/yr.
Corrections students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 1,780 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $50,750. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $45,650/yr and there are 10,490 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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