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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

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Programs
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • AAS in Criminal Justice

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Programs
  • AS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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Garland
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  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Austin
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Programs
  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
  • UC is committed to liberal education integrated with professional study
  • Accredited by the MSCHE with a beautiful campus located in Utica, New York
  • 21 graduate programs, 38 undergraduate majors & study abroad opportunities
  • More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students (full- and part-time)
  • Offers financial aid options to students who qualify for tuition assistance
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
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Offers several accelerated adult bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, liberal arts, psychology, and criminal justice.
  • Accelerated courses give students the chance to graduate in less time.
  • Convenient scheduling helps students by having them take one course at a time.
  • Offers a W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program for students of all majors who wish to take specialized courses.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Originally founded in 1952 after the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College.
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Austin
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  • 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
  • Master of Law: International Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

More Texas Criminal Investigators Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
San Angelo
Masters
6,239
Austin
Associate
33,508
Waco
Doctorate & First Professional
14,174
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Lake Jackson
Bachelor
3,753
Lancaster
Associate
4,834
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Cisco
Associate
3,365
Clarendon
Associate
1,126
Beeville
Associate
3,196
Plano
Associate
20,143
Texas City
Associate
3,521
Dallas
Doctorate
5,244
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Mesquite
Associate
10,653
Dallas
Associate
6,680
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Galveston
Associate
2,044
Denison
Associate
3,811
Abilene
Doctorate
2,435
Houston
Associate
43,518
Big Spring
Associate
3,329
Brownwood
Masters
1,386
Hawkins
Bachelor
712
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Beaumont
Associate
2,590
Orange
Associate
2,005
Port Arthur
Associate
2,325
Laredo
Associate
7,831
Baytown
Associate
5,856
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Wichita Falls
Masters
6,027
Dallas
Associate
7,009
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Mount Pleasant
Associate
1,010
San Antonio
Associate
10,329
Odessa
Associate
4,580
San Antonio
Doctorate
2,608
San Antonio
Associate
7,662
Paris
Associate
4,343
Prairie View
Doctorate
8,382
Austin
Masters
5,317
Huntsville
Doctorate
16,496
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Levelland
Associate
6,602
McAllen
Bachelor
19,827
Uvalde
Associate
4,716
Keene
Masters
890
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Nacogdoches
Doctorate
11,607
Alpine
Masters
2,717
Stephenville
Doctorate
9,460
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Temple
Associate
4,787
Texarkana
Associate
4,439
Laredo
Doctorate
5,179
Commerce
Doctorate
8,813
Corpus Christi
Doctorate
8,563
Kingsville
Doctorate
6,567
Texarkana
Masters
1,656
Fort Worth
Masters
8,668
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
Denton
Doctorate
12,168
Arlington
Doctorate
24,889
Brownsville
Doctorate
17,215
Richardson
Doctorate
14,556
El Paso
Doctorate
20,154
San Antonio
Doctorate
28,533
Tyler
Doctorate
6,137
Odessa
Masters
3,559
Athens
Associate
5,046
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Houston
Doctorate
7,522
Houston
Masters
11,793
Victoria
Masters
2,784
Denton
Doctorate
34,710
Vernon
Associate
2,808
Victoria
Associate
4,002
Plainview
Masters
5,899
Weatherford
Associate
4,544
Canyon
Doctorate
7,502
Snyder
Associate
1,844
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin-Round Rock 1550 $67,710
Abilene 40 $49,830
Amarillo 70 $57,930
Beaumont-Port Arthur 120 $65,260
Brownsville-Harlingen 780 $79,660
College Station-Bryan 30 $47,040
Corpus Christi 290 $73,550
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 1770 $83,680
El Paso 1730 $81,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 1720 $89,220
San Angelo 60 $83,160
San Antonio-New Braunfels 1510 $72,490
Laredo 1180 $76,280
Longview 60 $49,000
Lubbock 220 $60,670
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 1370 $72,850
Midland 60 $71,930
Killeen-Temple 60 $52,840
Sherman-Denison 40 $70,550
Tyler 80 $70,730
Victoria 50 $56,260
Waco 80 $62,870

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