Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has fifteen corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Muskingum College, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 2,207. It is the 429th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus).
Corrections students from Columbus 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.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary.
Of the 15 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($26,280/yr) for corrections students, with Sinclair Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,687/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|