Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has three private investigator schools within its city limits. Paul Quinn College, the highest ranked school in the city with a private investigator 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).
Private Investigator students from Dallas schools who go on to become private investigators, crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,250 people working as private detectives and investigators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,130. Also, Detectives and criminal investigators make on average $65,860 per year and there are about 110,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 990 employed detectives and criminal investigators earning an average salary of $71,960. Private detectives and investigators in this area earn $52,590/yr and there are 300 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 0.145 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by private detectives and investigators, and 0.482/1000 are held by detectives and criminal investigators.
Of the 3 private investigator 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 private investigator students, with Paul Quinn College as the lowest, reported at only $7,837/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|