Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has three corrections schools within its city limits. Oklahoma City University, the highest ranked school in the city with a corrections program, has a total student population of 3,829. It is the 310th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Oklahoma.
Corrections students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 560 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $37,660. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $32,010/yr and there are 2,370 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.199 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.990/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 3 corrections schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Oklahoma City Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,972/yr) for corrections students, with Oklahoma City Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,452/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|