Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three juvenile justice schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a juvenile justice program, has a total student population of 5,366. It is the 603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Juvenile Justice students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 630 employed probation officers and correctional treatment specialists earning an average salary of $39,250. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in this area earn $77,910/yr and there are 50 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.061 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers, and 0.854/1000 are held by probation officers and correctional treatment specialists.
Of the 3 juvenile justice schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Newport News comes out as the most expensive ($34,848/yr) for juvenile justice students, with Virginia State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,202/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|