Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has two juvenile justice schools within its city limits. College of Legal Arts, the highest ranked school in the city with a juvenile justice program, has a total student population of 188. It is the 3515th highest ranked school in the USA and the 43rd highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College).
Juvenile Justice students from Portland 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. In fact, in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 850 employed probation officers and correctional treatment specialists earning an average salary of $54,660. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in this area earn $75,920/yr and there are 180 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.185 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers, and 0.858/1000 are held by probation officers and correctional treatment specialists.
Of the 2 juvenile justice schools in Portland, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, College of Legal Arts comes out as the most expensive ($14,337/yr) for juvenile justice students, with Portland Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,829/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|