Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has one criminology school within a 1000-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 Raleigh 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.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 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 Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|