Texas Detectives and Criminal Investigators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Detectives And Criminal Investigators in Texas

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Fast Facts for Criminal Investigators in Texas

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

Salaries for Criminal Investigators in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Angelo, Houston and Dallas

Schools for Criminal Investigators in Texas are listed below.

Selected Criminal Investigators Schools in Texas

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, AAS in Criminal Justice, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate, Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation
  • Degrees: Bachelor

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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).

  • Programs: Master's in CJ with Intelligence & Crime Analysis, Master's in CJ with Federal Law Enforcement, Master's in Criminal Justice¬†¬†, more...
  • Degrees: Master

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  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Forensic Science, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS), Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
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More Texas Criminal Investigators Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alvin Community College Alvin Associate 4,169
Amarillo College Amarillo Associate 10,387
Angelina College Lufkin Associate 4,677
Angelo State University San Angelo Masters 6,239
Austin Community College District Austin Associate 33,508
Baylor University Waco Doctorate & First Professional 14,174
Blinn College Brenham Associate 14,589
Brazosport College Lake Jackson Bachelor 3,753
Cedar Valley College Lancaster Associate 4,834
Central Texas College Killeen Associate 21,532
Cisco College Cisco Associate 3,365
Clarendon College Clarendon Associate 1,126
Coastal Bend College Beeville Associate 3,196
Colin College Plano Associate 20,143
College of the Mainland Texas City Associate 3,521
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Doctorate 5,244
Del Mar College Corpus Christi Associate 11,167
Eastfield College Mesquite Associate 10,653
El Centro College Dallas Associate 6,680
El Paso Community College El Paso Associate 25,023
Galveston College Galveston Associate 2,044
Grayson County College Denison Associate 3,811
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene Doctorate 2,435
Houston Community College Houston Associate 43,518
Howard College Big Spring Associate 3,329
Howard Payne University Brownwood Masters 1,386
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins Bachelor 712
Kilgore College Kilgore Associate 5,150
Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont Associate 2,590
Lamar State College-Orange Orange Associate 2,005
Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur Associate 2,325
Laredo Community College Laredo Associate 7,831
Lee College Baytown Associate 5,856
Lone Star College System The Woodlands Associate 39,756
McLennan Community College Waco Associate 8,079
Midland College Midland Bachelor 5,739
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls Masters 6,027
Mountain View College Dallas Associate 7,009
Navarro College Corsicana Associate 7,560
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant Associate 1,010
Northwest Vista College San Antonio Associate 10,329
Odessa College Odessa Associate 4,580
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio Doctorate 2,608
Palo Alto College San Antonio Associate 7,662
Paris Junior College Paris Associate 4,343
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View Doctorate 8,382
Saint Edward's University Austin Masters 5,317
Sam Houston State University Huntsville Doctorate 16,496
San Antonio College San Antonio Associate 19,819
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena Associate 23,805
South Plains College Levelland Associate 6,602
South Texas College McAllen Bachelor 19,827
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde Associate 4,716
Southwestern Adventist University Keene Masters 890
St Philips College San Antonio Associate 9,256
Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches Doctorate 11,607
Sul Ross State University Alpine Masters 2,717
Tarleton State University Stephenville Doctorate 9,460
Tarrant County College Fort Worth Associate 37,948
Temple College Temple Associate 4,787
Texarkana College Texarkana Associate 4,439
Texas A & M International University Laredo Doctorate 5,179
Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce Doctorate 8,813
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Doctorate 8,563
Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville Doctorate 6,567
Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texarkana Masters 1,656
Texas Christian University Fort Worth Masters 8,668
Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos Doctorate 28,121
Texas Woman's University Denton Doctorate 12,168
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington Doctorate 24,889
The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville Doctorate 17,215
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson Doctorate 14,556
The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso Doctorate 20,154
The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio Doctorate 28,533
The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler Doctorate 6,137
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa Masters 3,559
Trinity Valley Community College Athens Associate 5,046
Tyler Junior College Tyler Associate 8,217
University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston Doctorate 7,522
University of Houston-Downtown Houston Masters 11,793
University of Houston-Victoria Victoria Masters 2,784
University of North Texas Denton Doctorate 34,710
Vernon College Vernon Associate 2,808
Victoria College Victoria Associate 4,002
Wayland Baptist University Plainview Masters 5,899
Weatherford College Weatherford Associate 4,544
West Texas A & M University Canyon Doctorate 7,502
Western Texas College Snyder Associate 1,844
Wharton County Junior College Wharton Associate 5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Criminal Investigators

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:
Criminal Investigators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Criminal Investigators relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Abilene 50 $44230 0.95
Amarillo 70 $52330 0.75
Austin 1500 $58560 2.09
Round Rock 1500 $58560 2.09
Houston 1770 $71150 0.78
The Woodlands 1770 $71150 0.78
Sugar Land 1770 $71150 0.78
Beaumont 120 $54130 0.96
Port Arthur 120 $54130 0.96
Brownsville 830 $77230 7.89
Harlingen 830 $77230 7.89
College Station 30 $43340 0.4
Bryan 30 $43340 0.4
Corpus Christi 280 $71030 1.88
Dallas 1950 $67270 0.76
Fort Worth 1950 $67270 0.76
Arlington 1950 $67270 0.76
El Paso 1790 $77220 7.96
San Angelo 60 $81890 1.66
San Antonio 1400 $68960 1.91
New Braunfels 1400 $68960 1.91
Laredo 1160 $77220 15.55
Longview 60 $44710 0.84
Lubbock 220 $55270 2.06
McAllen 1260 $77210 6.72
Edinburg 1260 $77210 6.72
Mission 1260 $77210 6.72
Midland 60 $73870 0.77
Killeen 70 $42260 0.66
Temple 70 $42260 0.66
Sherman 40 $57640 1.1
Denison 40 $57640 1.1
Tyler 90 $50550 1.18
Victoria 50 $46020 1.66
Waco 70 $52350 0.79
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