Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has nine criminal justice schools within its city limits. Georgia State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 30,427. It is the 210th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Georgia State University such as Derek Allen, Lou Arcangeli, Ingalill Atala, Marilyn Bardie-Kapaun, Brenda Blackwell, and Sandra Blount.
Criminal Justice students from Atlanta 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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 10,180 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $43,670. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $52,000/yr and there are 70 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 9 criminal justice schools in Atlanta, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bauder College comes out as the most expensive ($48,186/yr) for criminal justice students, with Georgia State University as the lowest, reported at only $12,611/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|