Blue Springs, MO (population: 57,147) has twenty-four 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 Blue Springs, 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 Blue Springs 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 4,400 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $49,500. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $50,180/yr and there are 110 employed.
Blue Springs lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.110 out of every 1000 jobs in Blue Springs are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4.452/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 24 criminal justice schools with a 100-mile radius of Blue Springs, 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 Blue Springs|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||9.4 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||16.6 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||17.4 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||59.0 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||85.0 miles|