Washington contains eight schools that offer corrections programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking corrections school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 corrections schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,394/yr), with Green River Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,158/yr.
Corrections students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,390 employed mental health and substance abuse social workers earning an average yearly salary of $41,760. Correctional officers and jailers in this state earn $47,140/yr and there are 8,170 employed.
Also, within the corrections schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from corrections, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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