Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has five criminal justice schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at University of Missouri such as James Anderson, Kristin Bechtel, Jessica Hodges, Alex Holsinger, Kristi Holsinger, and Gary Kowaluk.
Criminal Justice students from Kansas City 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.
Kansas City 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 Kansas City are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4.452/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 5 criminal justice schools in Kansas City, only 1 has 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 University of Missouri-Kansas City as the lowest, reported at only $17,782/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|