Silver City, NM has one criminal justice school within its city limits. Western New Mexico University has a total student population of 3,370. It is the 5070th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of New Mexico (#1 is New Mexico State University-Main Campus).
Criminal Justice students from Silver 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.
Silver City lies in Grant county, which is one of the 23 counties in New Mexico. Overall, the Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area has 25,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,830 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western New Mexico University ends up costing a student $8,659/yr.