Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four criminal justice schools within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Omaha, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at University of Nebraska at Omaha such as Camargo Bernal, Pauline Brennan, Melissa Conn, Brent Garland, Dennis Hoffman, and Colleen Kadleck.
Criminal Justice students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 1,580 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $47,680. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $50,440/yr and there are 100 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.226 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 3.499/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 4 criminal justice schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Omaha Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,422/yr) for criminal justice students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|