Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has five law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and criminal justice program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about law and criminal justice programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of law and criminal justice professors at University of Nevada such as Leigh Anenson, Bob Chaney, Tom Collins, Dana Cotham, John Curtas, and Thomas Dougherty.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
Of the 5 law and criminal justice schools in Las Vegas, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Anthem Institute-Las Vegas comes out as the most expensive ($24,876/yr) for law and criminal justice students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.