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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Texas

In 2018-2019, 488 students earned their Criminal Justice degrees in TX.

In this state, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 32nd most popular major out of a total 241 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
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: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 23.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 28.7%
  • White: 40.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.0%
  • Other Races: 4.5%
Criminal Justice & Corrections Majors in TX Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Texas

292,500 people in the state and 4,117,080 in the nation are employed in jobs related to criminal justice.

Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs Nationwide vs. TX

Wages for Criminal Justice & Corrections Jobs in Texas

In this state, criminal justice grads earn an average of $63,540. Nationwide, they make an average of $72,390.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in Texas that offer criminal justice degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
21,213 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%. It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,666.

#2

Lamar University

Beaumont
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
32% Graduation Rate
14,783 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 86% of students receive it. The average student takes 4.84 years to complete their degree at Lamar University. The full-time teacher rate is 79%.

42 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
47,899 Total Students

57% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.80%. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
13% Graduation Rate
14,265 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. 52% of the teachers are full time. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.00%.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
10,918 Total Students

The 3.70% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $37,513. Graduates earn an average $46,900 after graduation.

25 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
38,644 Total Students

76% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.62 years to graduate. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 6.60%.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
13,109 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,900 after earning their degree at this institution. A typical student attending Tarleton will pay a net price of $17,707.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
38,241 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 81% get financial aid. This public school has an average net price of $13,609. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

#9

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
6,102 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 7.00% which is lower than average. It takes the average student 4.67 years to graduate. 74% of the teachers are full time.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
9,516 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 83%. 95% of students get financical aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
28,644 Total Students

84% of the teachers are full time. It takes the average student 4.69 years to graduate. A typical student attending UT Rio Grande Valley will pay a net price of $4,166.

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
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 16% $50,660
Computer Workers 16% $88,460
Managers 15% $113,510

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

Major Annual Graduates in TX
Homeland Security 94

View all majors related to Criminal Justice & Corrections

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