Belmont, NC has thirty-eight law enforcement schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lander University, the highest ranked school in this group with a law enforcement program, has a total student population of 2,838. It is the 524th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Law Enforcement students from Belmont schools who go on to become police officers, detectives, sargents, law enforcerss, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Belmont lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary.
Of the 38 law enforcement schools with a 100-mile radius of Belmont, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute–High Point comes out as the most expensive ($22,968/yr) for law enforcement students, with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest, reported at only $76/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Belmont|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.0 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||74.2 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||77.5 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||79.0 miles|