Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has seven criminal justice schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Boston University such as Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, Mark Miliotis, and Thomas Nolan.
Criminal Justice students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 7,640 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $56,690. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $63,090/yr and there are 100 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.058 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4.530/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 7 criminal justice schools in Boston, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr) for criminal justice students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|