Alaska contains four schools that offer criminal justice programs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, the highest-ranking criminal justice school in AK, has a total student population of 9,137 and is the 441st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 criminal justice schools in Alaska, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Charter College comes out as the most expensive ($18,163/yr), with University of Alaska Southeast as the lowest recorded at only $9,482/yr.
Criminal Justice students from Alaska schools who go on to become criminal justice administrators, public prosecutors, public defenders, judges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,610 people working as criminal justice and law enforcement teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,750. Also, Police and sheriff's patrol officers make on average $55,180 per year and there are about 641,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 1,200 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average yearly salary of $61,700. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this state earn $50,020/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the criminal justice schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from criminal justice, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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