Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has one criminology school within a 2000-mile radius of its city center. Saint Leo University has a total student population of 14,339. It is the 3188th highest ranked school in the USA and the 163rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Criminology students from Mesa schools who go on to become criminologists, crime scene forensics specialists, criminal scientists, crime scene technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists make on average $50,500 per year and there are about 92,910 of them employed in the US today.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Leo University ends up costing a student $17,439/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|