Utah contains two schools that offer corrections programs. Weber State University, the highest-ranking corrections school in UT, has a total student population of 23,001 and is the 3372nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 corrections schools in Utah, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Utah Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,719/yr), with Weber State University as the lowest recorded at only $9,922/yr.
Corrections students from Utah 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 Utah alone, there are 1,030 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $41,020. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $39,960/yr and there are 2,670 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Utah, the average student population is 3,744 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 2052 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,639 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,769, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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