North Las Vegas, NV (population: 236,574) has three corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Mohave Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 6,702. It is the 5532nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 88th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Corrections students from North 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.
North 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 North 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 3 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of North 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 Mohave Community College as the lowest, reported at only $8,373/yr.