Nevada contains thirteen schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in NV, has a total student population of 29,080 and is the 1903rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 law and criminal justice schools in Nevada, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career College of Northern Nevada comes out as the most expensive ($33,220/yr), with Great Basin College as the lowest recorded at only $6,844/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 40 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $70,340. Lawyers in this state earn $124,130/yr and there are 3,730 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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