Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has two corrections schools within its city limits. Paul Quinn College, the highest ranked school in the city 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 Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are ** employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $35,380. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $35,400/yr and there are 3,810 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.861 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by correctional officers and jailers, and **/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Dallas, 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 Paul Quinn College as the lowest, reported at only $7,837/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|