Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has two corrections schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a corrections program, has a total student population of 3,102. It is the 5639th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Corrections students from Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 280 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $44,880. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $60,200/yr and there are 1,740 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.031 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.321/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Las Vegas, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Las Vegas Campus comes out as the most expensive ($22,148/yr) for corrections students, with College of Southern Nevada as the lowest, reported at only $8,990/yr.