Dothan, AL (population: 68,618) has nine juvenile justice schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Florida State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a juvenile justice program, has a total student population of 39,785. It is the 705th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Juvenile Justice students from Dothan schools who go on to become juvenile justice professionals, public prosecutors, public defenders, juvenile prosecutors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,140 people working as administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $87,620. 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.
Dothan lies in Houston county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Dothan area has 58,520 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $34,190 average annual salary.
Of the 9 juvenile justice schools with a 100-mile radius of Dothan, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,055/yr) for juvenile justice students, with Washington-Holmes Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $875/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dothan|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||88.5 miles|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||-||1||18.8268||27||91.4 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||94.4 miles|