There are schools offering crime scene investigation programs in Texas!
Schools Offering Crime Scene Investigation Programs in Texas
Around 0.0% of Texas's graduates graduate from crime scene investigation degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 69 crime scene investigators graduate from Texas' 8 crime scene investigation schools.
Texas A & M University, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a crime scene investigation program. It is located in College Station. 4 students graduated with a degree in crime scene investigation from Texas A & M University in 2010. Students at Texas A & M University paid $8,387 per year in tuition fees.
The second-ranked school in Texas that has a crime scene investigation program is Saint Edward's University. Saint Edward's University, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Austin. In 2010, Saint Edward's University graduated 18 students from its crime scene investigation program. Tuition at Saint Edward's University was $26,484 per year.
The third-ranked school in Texas that has a crime scene investigation program is Baylor University. Baylor University, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Waco. In 2010, 32 students graduated from Baylor University crime scene investigation program. Students at Baylor University paid $29,884 per year in tuition fees.
Crime scene investigation schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $9,536 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,884 per year, or as little as $1,128 per year. In 2010, the crime scene investigation schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:
- Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
- Saint Edward's University - located in Austin, students are charged $26,484 per year
- Texas A & M University - located in College Station, students are charged $8,387 per year
The crime scene investigation schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year
- Alvin Community College - located in Alvin, students are charged $1,220 per year
- Amarillo College - located in Amarillo, students are charged $1,506 per year
A crime scene investigation degree from a Texas school... what next?
The highest percentage of crime scene investigation graduates in Texas pursue careers as a crime scene investigator. In 2010, there were 15,940 crime scene investigators working in Texas. The Texas counties with the largest populations of crime scene investigators are:
- Brewster County - 2,850 crime scene investigators
- Austin County - 1,790 crime scene investigators
- Bastrop County - 1,390 crime scene investigators
The government projects that by 2018, the number of crime scene investigators in the state of Texas will grow to 19,170. This would require a 28% growth in the profession.
A crime scene investigator in Texas earns $68,260 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Texas crime scene investigators earned as little as less than $18,880 per year or as much as more than $138,370 per year. On average a crime scene investigator earns the most in the following Texas counties:
- Irion County - $84,070 per year
- Collin County - $81,360 per year
- Austin County - $78,600 per year
The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for crime scene investigators are:
- Anderson County - $42,650 per year
- Cooke County - $43,330 per year
- Blanco County - $43,760 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas statistics regarding a career in crime scene investigation and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic science or crime scene investigation.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation in Texas
- Bachelor's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation in Texas
- Master's Degree in Crime Scene Investigation in Texas
Curious what studying Crime Scene Investigation gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Texas
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators||15,940||$68,260||113.1%|
|Forensic Science Technicians||1,030||$45,510||77.6%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are crime scene investigation related jobs in Texas