Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has three juvenile justice schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a juvenile justice program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Juvenile Justice students from Phoenix 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.
Phoenix 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.
Of the 3 juvenile justice schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for juvenile justice students, with Western International University as the lowest, reported at only $23,719/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|