Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has ten law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. Texas Southern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and 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 law and criminal justice programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of law and criminal justice professors at Texas Southern University such as Anya Anga, James Beard, Dana Blackmore, John Brittain, Kimberly Brooks, and Marguerite Butler.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Houston 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 60 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average salary of $74,290. Lawyers in this area earn $143,440/yr and there are 9,550 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 3.725 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by lawyers, and 0.025/1000 are held by arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators.
Of the 10 law and criminal justice schools in Houston, only 3 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 law and 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|