Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has five corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Paul Quinn College, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 171. It is the 1669th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Corrections students from Arlington 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 Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area alone, there are 260 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $41,170. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $37,120/yr and there are 1,600 employed.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.869 out of every 1000 jobs in Arlington are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.307/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 5 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Dallas Fort Worth Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,677/yr) for corrections students, with Trinity Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,499/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|