Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has one corrections school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Draughons Junior College-Murfreesboro has a total student population of 369. It is the 2502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Corrections students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 850 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $34,930. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $30,220/yr and there are 2,240 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.109 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 1.178/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College-Murfreesboro ends up costing a student $25,399/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|