Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has four corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Averett University, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 917. It is the 2263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 47th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Corrections students from Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary.
Of the 4 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Raleigh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Averett University comes out as the most expensive ($20,544/yr) for corrections students, with Pitt Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,437/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|