Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has four criminal justice schools within its city limits. Texas Southern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a criminal justice program, has a total student population of 9,394. It is the 821st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about criminal justice programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of criminal justice professors at Texas Southern University such as Daniel Georges-Abeyie, Gautam Nayer, James Opolot, and Hon Tachia.
Criminal Justice students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 14,120 employed police and sheriff's patrol officers earning an average salary of $52,420. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in this area earn $81,150/yr and there are 90 employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.035 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, and 5.508/1000 are held by police and sheriff's patrol officers.
Of the 4 criminal justice schools in Houston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Houston Westside Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,225/yr) for criminal justice students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|