Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has two corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Midland Lutheran College, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 716. It is the 610th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Corrections students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 270 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $37,600. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $31,970/yr and there are 400 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.876 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.597/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 2 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Omaha, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Midland Lutheran College comes out as the most expensive ($16,590/yr) for corrections students, with Northeast Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,671/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|