Norfolk, VA (population: 234,477) has five law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. Virginia Wesleyan College, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and criminal justice program, has a total student population of 1,336. It is the 578th highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about law and criminal justice programs in Norfolk, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of law and criminal justice professors at Virginia Wesleyan College such as Dwight Bolling, Donald Haley, Scott Liverman, Thomas Lopez, and Neil Ramsey.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Norfolk 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.
Norfolk lies in Norfolk 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.
Of the 5 law and criminal justice schools in Norfolk, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($23,554/yr) for law and criminal justice students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Norfolk|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||16.7 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||18.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||73.9 miles|