Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has four corrections schools within its city limits. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, the highest ranked school in the city with a corrections program, has a total student population of 4,880. It is the 5640th highest ranked school in the USA and the 162nd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Corrections students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 1,160 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $33,400. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $33,130/yr and there are 2,250 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.279 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 1.170/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 4 corrections schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,787/yr) for corrections students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|