Lawrence, KS (population: 92,060) has twenty criminal justice schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Missouri, the highest ranked school in this group with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 11,191. It is the 1871st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about criminal justice programs in Lawrence, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at University of Central Missouri such as Luther Bonham, Benecia Carmack, Yeok-Il Cho, Andrew Crowther, Angela Dunlap, and Carrie Dunson.
Criminal Justice students from Lawrence 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.
Lawrence lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Lawrence area has 47,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 9.1% unemployment rate, $17.32/hr average worker wage, and a $36,030 average annual salary.
Of the 20 criminal justice schools with a 100-mile radius of Lawrence, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($26,163/yr) for criminal justice students, with Metropolitan Community College-Blue River as the lowest, reported at only $3,041/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lawrence|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||39.3 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||39.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||47.3 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||53.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||60.1 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||83.1 miles|