Maine contains eight schools that offer criminal justice programs. Saint Joseph's College of Maine, the highest-ranking criminal justice school in ME, has a total student population of 2,727 and is the 465th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 criminal justice schools in Maine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's College of Maine comes out as the most expensive ($24,897/yr), with Southern Maine Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,233/yr.
Criminal Justice students from Maine 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 Maine alone, there are 2,060 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average yearly salary of $40,570. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this state earn $55,760/yr and there are 30 employed.
Also, within the criminal justice schools in Maine, the average student population is 1,527 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from criminal justice, there are 1035 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,742 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,504, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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