Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Texas

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in Texas that offer Criminal Justice degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 88 Criminal Justice schools located within Texas. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Criminal Justice Colleges in Texas for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University offers 4 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 675 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 649 Bachelor's degrees, 15 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
2 University of North Texas Denton, TX

University of North Texas offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 257 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 229 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Master's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
3 The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 272 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 260 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
4 The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 214 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 181 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
5 Texas State University San Marcos, TX

Texas State University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 193 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 193 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
6 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 40 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX

University of Houston-Downtown offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 219 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 200 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX

Prairie View A & M University offers 1 Criminal Justice Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 95 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 95 Bachelor's degrees.

9 Lamar University Beaumont, TX

Lamar University offers 3 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 137 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 100 Bachelor's degrees, and 37 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
10 Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce, TX

Texas A & M University-Commerce offers 2 Criminal Justice Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a far away town. In 2015, 67 students graduated in the study area of Criminal Justice with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews

List of all Criminal Justice Colleges in Texas

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
2/5
26 : 1 20,031
University of North Texas University of North Texas Denton, TX
3/5
31 : 1 37,299
The University of Texas at San Antonio The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
2/5
29 : 1 28,787
The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX
3/5
39 : 1 41,988
Texas State University Texas State University San Marcos, TX
3/5
28 : 1 37,979
Texas Christian University Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
5/5
15 : 1 10,323
University of Houston-Downtown University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX
2/5
32 : 1 14,262
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX
3/5
22 : 1 8,315
Lamar University Lamar University Beaumont, TX
3/5
29 : 1 14,965
Texas A & M University-Commerce Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce, TX
2/5
44 : 1 12,928
The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX
2/5
29 : 1 23,397
Tarleton State University Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
2/5
24 : 1 12,330
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX
5/5
44 : 1 5,319
University Logo South Texas College McAllen, TX
2/5
47 : 1 34,371
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
2/5
24 : 1 11,661
Midwestern State University Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX
3/5
24 : 1 6,043
Angelo State University Angelo State University San Angelo, TX
2/5
28 : 1 8,483
The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler, TX
2/5
24 : 1 8,785
Saint Edward's University Saint Edward's University Austin, TX
5/5
17 : 1 4,620
West Texas A & M University West Texas A & M University Canyon, TX
2/5
27 : 1 9,489
Texas Wesleyan University Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, TX
5/5
15 : 1 2,474
Texas Woman's University Texas Woman's University Denton, TX
2/5
27 : 1 15,286
Central Texas College Central Texas College Killeen, TX
2/5
30 : 1 19,562
El Paso Community College El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
2/5
43 : 1 28,764
Our Lady of the Lake University Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, TX
5/5
19 : 1 3,334

Find Local Colleges with Criminal Justice Majors in Texas

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  • Program Descriptions
    • Legal Studies (BS)
    • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Program Descriptions
    • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in Legal Studies
    • B.A. in Government with an Emphasis in State and Local Public Policy
    • B.S. in Justice Studies
    • B.S. in Public Safety and Emergency Management
    • M.S. in Leadership: Disaster Preparedness & Executive Fire Leadership
    • Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government and Policy

Additional Criminal Justice Degree Facts for Texas Schools

Texas Schools offering online Criminal Justice degrees

Online Criminal Justice degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 664 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Criminal Justice degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Sam Houston State University 0 0 649 15 0
South Texas College 0 313 0 0 0
El Paso Community College 0 239 0 0 0
The University of Texas at El Paso 0 0 219 0 0
University of Houston-Downtown 0 0 200 19 0
How many Texas schools offer online Criminal Justice degrees?
  • 4 Certificates
  • 16 Associate's
  • 18 Bachelor's
  • 8 Master's

What Criminal Justice degree programs were earned in Texas?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 64 Colleges 1,549 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 44 Colleges 2,899 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 23 Colleges 487 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 1 Colleges 11 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 14 Colleges 210 Graduates
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