Criminal Justice Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 023413
  • Phone: (210) 486-3000

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5270

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  • Phone: (210) 921-5316

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Criminal Justice Degree

The criminal justice degree program at Palo Alto College prepares students for instruction that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Students who graduate from the criminal justice degree program will have knowledge in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer criminal justice degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palo Alto College offers an associate's degree program in criminal justice.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male12
Female17

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic12
White11
Unknown5

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Criminal Justice program at PAC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives

  • Description:

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, first-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.1% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 430
      • Average Hourly Rate: $38.55
      • Average Annual Salary: $80,190

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Criminal Justice Programs in Texas

Criminal Justice programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Our Lady of the Lake University - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B)
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St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (A)
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San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Corrections (C,A)
  • Criminal Justice (C,A)
  • Police Science (C,A)
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Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (A)
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The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

230 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (B,M)
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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

130 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Corrections (B)
  • Law and Justice Administration (B)
  • Criminal Justice (B)
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Southwest Texas Junior College

Uvalde, TX
Type: Community College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (A)
  • Police Science (A)
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Coastal Bend College

Beeville, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Corrections (A)
  • Criminal Justice (A)
  • Forensic Science (A)
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Saint Edward's University

Austin, TX
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Law and Justice Administration (B)
  • Criminal Justice (B)
  • Forensic Science (B)
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Victoria College

Victoria, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Criminal Justice (A)
  • Police Science (A)