Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has five law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and criminal justice program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about law and criminal justice programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of law and criminal justice professors at Saint Edward's University such as Paul Louis, Brian Manley, and Ryan Turner.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Austin schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 30 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average salary of $46,170. Lawyers in this area earn $119,910/yr and there are 3,980 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.174 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by lawyers, and 0.045/1000 are held by arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators.
Of the 5 law and criminal justice schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University Texas comes out as the most expensive ($21,479/yr) for law and criminal justice students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|