Springfield, MO (population: 158,605) has three criminal justice schools within its city limits. Drury University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 5,489. It is the 2149th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Springfield, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Drury University such as Jana Bufkin, Tim Ceplina, Calvin Holden, Jenny Long, A.L. Marsteller, and Rick Veach.
Criminal Justice students from Springfield 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 Springfield area alone, there are 510 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $39,430. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $*/yr and there are 30 employed.
Springfield lies in Greene county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Springfield area has 187,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.8% unemployment rate, $16.58/hr average worker wage, and a $34,490 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.185 out of every 1000 jobs in Springfield are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 2.741/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 3 criminal justice schools in Springfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Springfield Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,153/yr) for criminal justice students, with Evangel University as the lowest, reported at only $15,984/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Springfield|
|Mountain Home||AR||-||2||22.9326||37||78.0 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.5 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||98.5 miles|