Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has one corrections school within its city limits. Austin Community College District has a total student population of 40,248. It is the 5261st highest ranked school in the USA and the 297th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Corrections students from Austin 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 Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 360 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $35,100. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $32,610/yr and there are 1,290 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.676 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.470/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Austin Community College District ends up costing a student $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|