Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has two criminal justice schools within its city limits. Centura College, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 1,639. It is the 4095th highest ranked school in the USA and the 79th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Criminal Justice students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 4,350 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $47,230. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $54,230/yr and there are 50 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.066 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 5.910/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 2 criminal justice schools in Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Centura College comes out as the most expensive ($26,028/yr) for criminal justice students, with Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach as the lowest, reported at only $13,972/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|