Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has five criminal justice schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at University of Nevada such as Bob Chaney, Tom Collins, Thomas Dougherty, William Duffey, Tim Gauthier, and Ben Graham.
Criminal Justice students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 5 criminal justice schools in Las Vegas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for criminal justice students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.