Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has five criminal justice schools within its city limits. Ohio Dominican University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 3,052. It is the 3674th highest ranked school in the USA and the 200th highest in the state of Ohio (#1 is Ohio State University-Main Campus). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Columbus, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Ohio Dominican University such as Todd Callais, and Tomas Torquemada.
Criminal Justice students from Columbus 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 Columbus area alone, there are 4,420 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $58,650. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $72,470/yr and there are 50 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.056 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4.869/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 5 criminal justice schools in Columbus, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-Columbus Campus comes out as the most expensive ($28,775/yr) for criminal justice students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|