Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two corrections schools within its city limits. College of Legal Arts, the highest ranked school in the city with a corrections program, has a total student population of 188. It is the 3515th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Corrections students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,050 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $37,740. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $50,910/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.646 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 1.057/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Legal Arts comes out as the most expensive ($14,337/yr) for corrections students, with Portland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|