Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one corrections school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harding University has a total student population of 6,484. It is the 224th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arkansas.
Corrections students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 230 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $36,720. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 2,780 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.588 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.387/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Harding University ends up costing a student $13,745/yr.