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Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools in Texas

8,895 students earned Criminal Justice degrees in Texas in the 2019-2020 year.

In terms of popularity, Criminal Justice & Corrections is the 32nd most popular major in the state 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 469
Post-Master’s Certificate 32
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 32
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 15
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 15

Gender Distribution

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

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Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 14.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 52.1%
  • White: 26.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.9%
  • Other Races: 4.2%
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Jobs for Criminal Justice & Corrections Grads in Texas

There are 292,500 people in the state and 4,117,080 people in the nation working in criminal justice jobs.

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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.

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

114 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
21,912 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.49 years. The 8.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. 80% of the teachers are full time.

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Lamar University

Beaumont
70 Degrees in Major Awarded
27% Graduation Rate
16,637 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,311. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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42 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
48,072 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.62 years to graduate. In their early career, UT Arlington grads earn an average salary of $41,100. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 62% are considered full time.

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33 Degrees in Major Awarded
20% Graduation Rate
15,239 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 52%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $6,848. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

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25 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
11,379 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. The student loan default rate of 3.40% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

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25 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
37,812 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $38,300 after earning their degree at this institution. It takes the average student 4.56 years to graduate. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,230.

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23 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
14,016 Total Students

The average student takes 4.48 years to complete their degree at Tarleton. 92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate is 7.30% which is lower than average.

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19 Degrees in Major Awarded
53% Graduation Rate
40,953 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $15,086. In their early career, UNT grads earn an average salary of $37,600. Of all the students who attend this school, 85% get financial aid.

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#9

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls
15 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
5,860 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $10,045. 97% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
9,248 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $14,582. It takes the average student 4.86 years to graduate. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

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14 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
32,441 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 4.80% which is lower than average. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,514. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it.

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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

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