Joplin, MO (population: 51,126) has one criminal justice school within its city limits. Missouri Southern State University has a total student population of 5,701. It is the 3161st highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Joplin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Missouri Southern State University such as Greg Dagnan, Dean Dankelson, Trina Scott, Richard Spencer, J.J. Spurlin, and Tim Wilson.
Criminal Justice students from Joplin 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.
Joplin lies in Jasper county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Missouri Southern State University ends up costing a student $8,461/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Joplin|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||53.8 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||61.7 miles|