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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Texas

9,388 Criminal Justice students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 312 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in Texas

Criminal Justice majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,712
Associate’s Degree 2,376
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 1,198
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 614
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 614
Master’s Degree 451
Post-Master’s Certificate 19
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 19
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 18
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 18

Gender Distribution

In Texas, a criminal justice major is more popular with women than with men.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in TX Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of criminal justice majors in Texas is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Black or African American: 15.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 50.4%
  • White: 27.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 4.0%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Texas

In this state, there are 292,500 people employed in jobs related to a criminal justice degree, compared to 4,117,080 nationwide.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Texas

A typical salary for a criminal justice grad in the state is $63,540, compared to a typical salary of $72,390 nationwide.

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There are 127 colleges in Texas that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

998 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
21,558 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $37,400 after graduation. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,666. The full-time teacher rate is 80%.

477 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
29,113 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 93% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $4,166. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

449 Degrees in Major Awarded
0% Graduation Rate
33,054 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The full-time teacher rate is 60%. This public school has an average net price of $1,445.

354 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
38,187 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 6.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 22 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.62 years to complete their degree at Texas State.

317 Degrees in Major Awarded
29,080 Total Students

49% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 87% get financial aid.

296 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
25,177 Total Students

70% of the teachers are full time. 88% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,032.

294 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
14,640 Total Students

In their early career, UH Downtown grads earn an average salary of $39,700. The full-time teacher rate is 52%. The average student takes 5.37 years to complete their degree at UH Downtown.

273 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
39,336 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.57 years to graduate. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 75% are considered full time. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,609.

233 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
32,594 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 83% of students receive it. A typical student attending UTSA will pay a net price of $13,849. It takes the average student 4.82 years to graduate.

219 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
48,635 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 57%. The student loan default rate of 5.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,100 after earning their degree at this institution.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Careers in TX

Some of the careers criminal justice majors go into include:

Job Title TX Job Growth TX Median Salary
Information Security Analysts 33% $100,490
Forensic Science Technicians 29% $50,860
Financial Examiners 20% $75,710
Accountants and Auditors 19% $72,860
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Professors 18% $62,830
Private Detectives and Investigators 18% $46,720
Fire Inspectors 17% $67,950
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers 16% $61,590
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 16% $50,660
Transit and Railroad Police 16% $57,880
Computer Workers 16% $88,460
Managers 15% $113,510
Police and Detective Supervisors 13% $86,640
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 12% $51,750
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 10% $82,260
Bailiffs 8% $51,210
Correctional Officer Supervisors -3% $48,420

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to criminal justice.

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Fire Protection 1,126
Homeland Security 172
Other Homeland Security 3

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