Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has two criminal justice schools within its city limits. Fresno City College, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 25,511. It is the 5072nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 486th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Fresno, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Fresno City College such as Bill Bertolani, William Bertolani, Katherine Hickman, J Pulido, and Tom Whitt.
Criminal Justice students from Fresno 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.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 2 criminal justice schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,869/yr) for criminal justice students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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