Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two criminal justice schools within its city limits. Southwest Tennessee Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Memphis, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Southwest Tennessee Community College such as Joanitha Barnes, Aimee Burgdorf, Liz Lawrence, Brooke Mullins, Ralph Nally, and Vincent Ores.
Criminal Justice students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 2 criminal justice schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Le Moyne-Owen College comes out as the most expensive ($11,092/yr) for criminal justice students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.