Huntsville, AL (population: 185,501) has thirteen police schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, the highest ranked school in this group with a police program, has a total student population of 6,311. It is the 3055th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Alabama (#1 is Auburn University Main Campus).
Police students from Huntsville schools who go on to become police officers, investigators, detectives, cops, etc. have a good chance at finding employment.
Huntsville lies in Madison county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary.
Of the 13 police schools with a 100-mile radius of Huntsville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Draughons Junior College Inc comes out as the most expensive ($24,222/yr) for police students, with Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals as the lowest, reported at only $3,078/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Huntsville|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||79.2 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||87.8 miles|