Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has ten law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. Rockhurst University, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and criminal justice program, has a total student population of 3,029. It is the 1885th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Law and Criminal Justice students from Kansas City schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 50 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average salary of $47,500. Lawyers in this area earn $119,010/yr and there are 4,920 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.979 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by lawyers, and 0.055/1000 are held by arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators.
Of the 10 law and criminal justice schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Kansas City comes out as the most expensive ($26,163/yr) for law and criminal justice students, with Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods as the lowest, reported at only $2,865/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|