El Paso, TX (population: 631,862) has two criminal justice schools within its city limits. The University of Texas at El Paso, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 21,011. It is the 2801st highest ranked school in the USA and the 130th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in El Paso, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at The University of Texas at El Paso such as Paul Cross, Ted Curry, Gang Lee, Dale McCleary, Vincent Pokluda, and Miguel Rico.
Criminal Justice students from El Paso 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.
El Paso lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the El Paso area has 269,250 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $16.37/hr average worker wage, and a $34,050 average annual salary.
Of the 2 criminal justice schools in El Paso, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at El Paso comes out as the most expensive ($5,224/yr) for criminal justice students, with El Paso Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,368/yr.