Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has four corrections schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a corrections program, has a total student population of 5,366. It is the 603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Corrections students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 170 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average salary of $39,340. Correctional officers and jailers in this area earn $37,450/yr and there are 2,220 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.023 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by correctional officers and jailers, and 0.230/1000 are held by mental health and substance abuse social workers.
Of the 4 corrections schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Newport News comes out as the most expensive ($34,848/yr) for corrections students, with Virginia State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,202/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|