Des Moines, IA (population: 200,202) has one criminology school within a 1500-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 Des Moines 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.
Des Moines lies in Polk county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Des Moines-West Des Moines area has 322,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,120 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 Des Moines|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||6.8 miles|
|Fort Dodge||IA||-||2||25.3587||65||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||88.8 miles|