Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has three law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. Crichton College, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and criminal justice program, has a total student population of 717. It is the 4850th highest ranked school in the USA and the 131st highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Law and Criminal Justice students from Memphis 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.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary.
Of the 3 law and criminal justice schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Crichton College comes out as the most expensive ($15,085/yr) for law and criminal justice students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.