Rhode Island contains seven schools that offer criminal justice programs. Salve Regina University, the highest-ranking criminal justice school in RI, has a total student population of 2,584 and is the 318th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 criminal justice schools in Rhode Island, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Roger Williams University comes out as the most expensive ($31,184/yr), with Community College of Rhode Island as the lowest recorded at only $3,892/yr.
Criminal Justice students from Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island alone, there are 1,980 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average yearly salary of $52,240. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this state earn $70,520/yr and there are 40 employed.
Also, within the criminal justice schools in Rhode Island, the average student population is 3,268 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from criminal justice, there are 763 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 7,540 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,892, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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