Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has six criminal justice schools within its city limits. Paul Quinn College, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 171. It is the 1669th highest ranked school in the USA and the 74th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Criminal Justice students from Dallas schools who go on to become criminal justice administrators, public prosecutors, public defenders, judges, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,610 people working as criminal justice and law enforcement teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,750. Also, Police and sheriff's patrol officers make on average $55,180 per year and there are about 641,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 8,590 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $56,440. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $63,340/yr and there are ** employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 4.193/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 6 criminal justice schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($38,765/yr) for criminal justice students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|