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Schools Offering Criminal Justice Programs in Texas


Each year, approximately 1.2% of Texas graduates receive degrees in criminal justice. That means an estimated 6,363 criminal justice professionals graduate from Texas' 119 criminal justice schools each year.

Top Schools

Texas Christian University, which is located in Fort Worth, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 33 students graduated from Texas Christian University's criminal justice program. Tuition at Texas Christian University was $30,090 per year.

Texas State University-San Marcos, which is located in San Marcos, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 31st in the country in 2010. In 2010, 269 students graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos criminal justice program. Tuition at Texas State University-San Marcos was $6,458 per year.

Saint Edward's University, which is located in Austin, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a criminal justice program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. 35 students graduated with degree in criminal justice from Saint Edward's University in 2010. The tuition rate at Saint Edward's University was $26,484 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Texas' criminal justice schools ranges from $30,090 per year to $1,007 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,913 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas criminal justice schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Texas Christian University - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $30,090 per year
  2. Saint Edward's University - located in Austin, students are charged $26,484 per year
  3. Abilene Christian University - located in Abilene, students are charged $22,760 per year

The criminal justice schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

A criminal justice degree from a Texas school... what next?

Many Texas criminal justice graduates become a special agent, private detective, security guard, bailiff, and transit police officer. If you decide to work as a criminal justice professional in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 160,890 Texas criminal justice professional as of 2010. This number includes 49,250 correctional officers, 15,940 special agents, and 1,410 private detectives. The Texas counties with the largest populations of criminal justice professional are:

  1. Austin County - 38,060 criminal justice professionals
  2. Collin County - 27,800 criminal justice professionals
  3. Atascosa County - 12,070 criminal justice professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of criminal justice professionals in the state of Texas will grow to 194,630. This would require a 21% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, criminal justice professionals earn a salary of $47,131 per year in Texas state. But, salaries for criminal justice professional can vary. In 2010, criminal justice professional made as little as less than $15,660 per year or as much as more than $138,370 per year in Texas. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for criminal justice professionals:

  1. Collin County - $51,862 per year
  2. Irion County - $49,233 per year
  3. Austin County - $46,958 per year

On average, criminal justice professionals earn the least in the following Texas counties:

  1. Ector County - $21,800 per year
  2. Archer County - $29,295 per year
  3. El Paso County - $29,305 per year

On average, the highest paid criminal justice professionals in Texas were:

  1. Special Agent - $68,260 per year
  2. Private Detective - $63,480 per year
  3. Transit Police Officer - $51,040 per year

The criminal justice professionals with lowest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Correctional Officer - $33,190 per year
  2. Security Guard - $24,970 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas statistics regarding a career in criminal justice and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as criminology or forensic science.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice in Texas
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,651 miles from location Everest College-Forth Worth South Fort Worth TX n/a n/a n/a
6,636 miles from location Kaplan College-Arlington Arlington TX n/a n/a n/a
6,740 miles from location Brown Mackie College-San Antonio San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,686 miles from location Strayer University-Texas Austin TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,547 miles from location University of Houston-Downtown Houston TX 10.696 n/a 12,742
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,612 miles from location Eastfield College Mesquite TX 8.70719 n/a 11,944
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,547 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
6,808 miles from location Laredo Community College Laredo TX 16.3512 n/a 9,361
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,637 miles from location North Central Texas College Gainesville TX 6.99605 n/a 9,156
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,739 miles from location Palo Alto College San Antonio TX 9.11557 n/a 8,335
6,626 miles from location Mountain View College Dallas TX 9.11365 n/a 8,203
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,568 miles from location Trinity Valley Community College Athens TX 17.4138 n/a 7,012
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,803 miles from location Texas A & M International University Laredo TX 23.8854 40% 6,419
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,894 miles from location Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 54.6831 63% 5,886
6,619 miles from location Cedar Valley College Lancaster TX 9.01299 n/a 5,886
6,812 miles from location Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde TX 14.1379 n/a 5,767
6,660 miles from location Temple College Temple TX 8.53874 n/a 5,659
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,629 miles from location Dallas Baptist University Dallas TX 26.712 48% 5,400
6,678 miles from location Weatherford College Weatherford TX 11.3384 n/a 5,384
6,688 miles from location Saint Edward's University Austin TX 66.4712 38% 5,293
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,606 miles from location Grayson County College Denison TX 16.3434 n/a 4,856
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,935 miles from location Cisco College Cisco TX 12.0718 n/a 4,260
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,648 miles from location Victoria College Victoria TX 13.5791 n/a 4,054
6,894 miles from location Howard College Big Spring TX 15.8753 n/a 3,984
6,526 miles from location College of the Mainland Texas City TX 8.31197 n/a 3,916
6,552 miles from location Brazosport College Lake Jackson TX 13.0717 n/a 3,908
6,740 miles from location St Marys University San Antonio TX 60.1135 29% 3,893
6,647 miles from location University of Houston-Victoria Victoria TX 1.30255 n/a 3,655
6,947 miles from location The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa TX 22.914 52% 3,546
6,757 miles from location Vernon College Vernon TX 16.5378 n/a 3,163
6,469 miles from location Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont TX 11.9688 n/a 3,154
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,508 miles from location Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant TX 16.0092 n/a 2,920
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,739 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 20.1101 32% 2,660
6,560 miles from location University of Phoenix-Houston Campus Houston TX 8.962 n/a 2,538
6,859 miles from location Western Texas College Snyder TX 19.1486 n/a 2,473
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,448 miles from location Lamar State College-Orange Orange TX 9.77762 n/a 2,262
6,692 miles from location Concordia University Texas Austin TX 51.6359 41% 2,242
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,515 miles from location Galveston College Galveston TX 12.9264 n/a 2,167
6,911 miles from location Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX 53.7486 37% 1,906
6,460 miles from location Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texarkana TX 1.37804 n/a 1,653
6,611 miles from location Remington College-Dallas Campus Garland TX 26.3402 39% 1,446
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,618 miles from location Everest College-Dallas Dallas TX 21.5043 100% 1,261
6,864 miles from location Frank Phillips College Borger TX 15.4746 n/a 1,239
6,618 miles from location University of Phoenix-Dallas Campus Dallas TX 8.24286 n/a 1,238
6,480 miles from location Wiley College Marshall TX 12.1023 n/a 1,237
6,753 miles from location Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 22.4355 41% 1,232
6,480 miles from location East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX 22.584 51% 1,179
6,686 miles from location Huston-Tillotson University Austin TX 16.9395 36% 882
6,652 miles from location Southwestern Adventist University Keene TX 20.5477 36% 809
6,740 miles from location University of Phoenix-San Antonio Campus San Antonio TX 3.74234 n/a 800
6,550 miles from location Remington College-North Houston Campus Houston TX 22.0011 49% 796
6,635 miles from location Everest College-Arlington Arlington TX 22.962 91% 783
6,644 miles from location Remington College-Fort Worth Campus Fort Worth TX 20.5154 25% 782
6,631 miles from location High-Tech Institute-Dallas Irving TX 22.2591 n/a 746
6,560 miles from location Remington College-Houston Campus Houston TX 21.0866 41% 651
6,528 miles from location Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX 7.36181 n/a 628
6,616 miles from location Westwood College-Dallas Dallas TX 11.581 n/a 611
6,623 miles from location Argosy University-Dallas Dallas TX 1.24429 n/a 534
6,558 miles from location American InterContinental University Houston TX 14.1953 33% 514
6,692 miles from location University of Phoenix-Austin Campus Austin TX 3.74595 n/a 408
6,650 miles from location Westwood College-Ft Worth Fort Worth TX 12.1427 n/a 367
6,618 miles from location Paul Quinn College Dallas TX 31.5096 7% 171
 

Curious what studying Criminal Justice 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)
1
Security Guards + 75,390 $24,970 8.6%
2
Correctional Officers and Jailers + 49,250 $33,190 11.7%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 17,610 $47,980 6.4%
4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 15,940 $68,260 113.1%
5
Private Detectives and Investigators + 1,410 $63,480 -62.9%
6
Transit and Railroad Police + 660 $51,040 -17.5%
7
Bailiffs + 630 $41,000 -38.2%
 

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