Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has three criminal justice schools within its city limits. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 24,701. It is the 241st highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Charlotte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte such as Meagan Allen, Bruce Arigo, Bruce Arrigo, Julia Beeman, Beth Bjerregaard, and Kristie Blevins.
Criminal Justice students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 4,590 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $44,690. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $52,540/yr and there are 160 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.193 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 5.484/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 3 criminal justice schools in Charlotte, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($22,228/yr) for criminal justice students, with University of North Carolina at Charlotte as the lowest, reported at only $7,644/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|