Kalamazoo, MI (population: 71,826) has two criminal justice schools within its city limits. Western Michigan University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 24,576. It is the 1285th highest ranked school in the USA and the 19th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Kalamazoo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Western Michigan University such as Susan Caringella, Susan Caulfield, Cathy Clevenger-Kidd, Greg Howard, Jonathan Kimbel, and Emily Lenning.
Criminal Justice students from Kalamazoo 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.
Kalamazoo lies in Kalamazoo county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Kalamazoo-Portage area has 134,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $18.50/hr average worker wage, and a $38,480 average annual salary.
Of the 2 criminal justice schools in Kalamazoo, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Michigan University comes out as the most expensive ($15,285/yr) for criminal justice students, with Kalamazoo Valley Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,722/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kalamazoo|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||18.5 miles|
|Grand Rapids||MI||193,337||12||26.8368||469||47.9 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||51.5 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||53.3 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||53.7 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||65.3 miles|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||77.6 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||86.2 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||88.3 miles|
|Ann Arbor||MI||113,880||5||27.5859||183||95.2 miles|