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Fast Facts for Correctional Officers And Jailers in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Killeen, Texarkana and Longview
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Laredo, Dallas and Fort Worth
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Salaries for Correctional Officers And Jailers in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Fort Worth, San Antonio and Texarkana

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Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Corrections
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and more.
  • Advanced degrees in criminal justice help working professionals stay up to date on the latest law enforcement practices.
  • Some programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real criminal cases.
  • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Available programs include B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Legal Studies, and A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
  • Accreditation for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies programs by the American Bar Association (ABA) at select campuses.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • Behavioral Crime Analysis (Certificate) - Online
  • Criminal Justice (Doctorate) - Online
  • Behavioral Crime Analysis Certificate
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
  • There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!
  • Study on your schedule - GCU offers many programs 100% online to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • GCU offers a variety of opportunities to reduce the cost of furthering your education. Campus students may qualify for scholarships, while online students can take part in limited special offers.
  • A regionally accredited university, GCU also holds specialized accreditations and approvals for some of our core program offerings.
  • Degrees in business, education, nursing, humanities and social sciences, theology and more. Find the degree that fits you.
  • Talk to us today to learn more about financial aid and start dates!
Programs
  • M.A. Forensic Psychology
  • Psy.D. Clinical Forensic Psychology
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities ( beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
Austin
Associate
33,508
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Lake Jackson
Bachelor
3,753
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Beeville
Associate
3,196
Plano
Associate
20,143
Texas City
Associate
3,521
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Galveston
Associate
2,044
Abilene
Doctorate
2,435
Hillsboro
Associate
3,556
Houston
Associate
43,518
Big Spring
Associate
3,329
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Beaumont
Associate
2,590
Orange
Associate
2,005
Laredo
Associate
7,831
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Abilene
Bachelor
1,462
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Mount Pleasant
Associate
1,010
Odessa
Associate
4,580
Dallas
Bachelor
567
Prairie View
Doctorate
8,382
Huntsville
Doctorate
16,496
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Levelland
Associate
6,602
Uvalde
Associate
4,716
Nacogdoches
Doctorate
11,607
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Laredo
Doctorate
5,179
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
Brownsville
Doctorate
17,215
Athens
Associate
5,046
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Victoria
Associate
4,002
Weatherford
Associate
4,544
Snyder
Associate
1,844
Wharton
Associate
5,892
Marshall
Bachelor
926

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Correctional Officers And Jailers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Correctional Officers And Jailers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Correctional Officers And Jailers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin 2100 $40,970
Round Rock 2100 $40,970
Abilene 890 $40,170
Amarillo 1120 $41,330
Beaumont 1590 $43,870
Port Arthur 1590 $43,870
Brownsville 410 $29,300
Harlingen 410 $29,300
College Station N/A $40,120
Bryan N/A $40,120
Dallas 6420 $39,030
Fort Worth 6420 $39,030
Arlington 6420 $39,030
Houston 8100 $43,270
The Woodlands 8100 $43,270
Sugar Land 8100 $43,270
San Angelo 190 $36,740
San Antonio 2490 $40,170
New Braunfels 2490 $40,170
McAllen 990 $41,720
Edinburg 990 $41,720
Mission 990 $41,720
Killeen 1990 $41,340
Temple 1990 $41,340
Waco 840 $39,500

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