Independence, MO (population: 110,030) 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 Independence 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.
Independence lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 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 Independence|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||6.5 miles|
|Kansas City||MO||454,520||32||15.0915||547||10.9 miles|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||11.7 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||12.1 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||52.7 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||88.6 miles|