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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 33.4%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 7.37%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 167%
Average Wage
growing 0.55%
People in Workforce
growing 4.67%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.29%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Corrections and the types of students that study this field. Rio Salado College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Rio Salado College and The Community College of Baltimore County have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Corrections. Tuition costs for Corrections majors are, on average, $4,500 for in-state public colleges, and $22,140 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Corrections programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Protective Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Protective Services majors, by average wage, is Offices of dentists.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.4, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Protective Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,639) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Corrections field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Corrections majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Corrections majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Negotiation, and Management of Personnel Resources.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Corrections majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Active Listening, and Monitoring are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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