Nevada contains five schools that offer corrections programs. Great Basin College, the highest-ranking corrections school in NV, has a total student population of 3,647 and is the 4440th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 corrections schools in Nevada, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Northern Nevada Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,762/yr), with Great Basin College as the lowest recorded at only $6,844/yr.
Corrections students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 400 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $47,770. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $56,600/yr and there are 2,760 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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