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431 Colleges in Texas

So you want to attend college in Texas?

If Texas state is home for you, the weather or scholarships are just two of a host of reasons you may have for wanting to attend college locally.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top-ranking schools in Texas state were:

  1. The University of Texas at Austin - located in Austin, it was ranked 11th in the nation
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, it was ranked 14th in the nation
  3. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, it was ranked 15th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Texas has 5,700,369 college students. Of these students, approximately 30.1% are enrolled in one of the 2,843 bachelor's degree programs offered at Texas schools. Another 25.2% of Texas students are enrolled in one of Texas' 2,372 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 44.7% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Texas' 4,216 certificate or associate's degree programs.

The most popular courses of study in Texas are:

  1. Healthcare - 12% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 8% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Allied Health - 6% of students graduated from allied health programs

Tuition

In 2011, the average cost of in-state tuition at Texas schools was $4,972 per year. The highest tuition being charged at a Texas schools was $37,230 per year and the lowest was $1,007 per year. The Texas schools with the highest tuition in 2011 were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, it charged students a tuition of $37,230 per year
  2. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Dallas - located in Dallas, it charged students a tuition of $34,500 per year
  3. Rice University - located in Houston, it charged students a tuition of $33,771 per year

The Texas state schools with the lowest tuition were:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, it charged students a tuition of $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, it charged students a tuition of $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, it charged students a tuition of $1,086 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Texas received $3,098,116,512 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 69% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, students at the following Texas colleges and universities received the highest amount of institutional financial aid:

Texas Student Demographics

Texas colleges and universities have an average student population of 3,737 students. 41 Texas schools have more than 10,000 students each. In 2010, the following the Texas colleges and universities had the largest student populations:

  1. Houston Community College - located in Houston, it had 54,942 students
  2. The University of Texas at Austin - located in Austin, it had 50,995 students
  3. Texas A & M University - located in College Station, it had 48,702 students

The following the Texas colleges and universities had the smallest student populations:

  1. Lubbock Hair Academy - located in Lubbock, it had 15 students
  2. Interactive Learning Systems - located in Houston, it had 21 students
  3. Southwest Institute of Technology - located in Austin, it had 21 students

Graduation Rates

In Texas, 545,007 students graduated from colleges and universities in 2010. The following Texas colleges and universities had the highest graduation rates in 2010:

  1. Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston - located in Houston, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. School of Automotive Machinists - located in Houston, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  3. Arlington Baptist College - located in Arlington, it had a graduation rate of 100%

The following Texas colleges and universities had the lowest graduation rates:

  1. Court Reporting Institute-Wheeler Institute of Texas - located in Dallas, it had a graduation rate of 2%
  2. San Antonio College - located in San Antonio, it had a graduation rate of 3%
  3. Austin Community College District - located in Austin, it had a graduation rate of 4%

Diversity

Overall, Texas schools have a relatively diverse student population, with an average of 54% of undergraduate students identifying themselves to be from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. About 57% of undergraduates at Texas colleges and universities were female. Approximately 31% of Texas students were older than 24 years of age in 2009. The following Texas colleges and universities had the greatest percentage of minority students:

  1. University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - located in San Antonio, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Jay's Technical Institute - located in Houston, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Regency Beauty Institute-Cypresswood - located in Spring, 100% of students were from minority backgrounds

Texas Faculty Demographics

While the student population at Texas colleges and universities is very diverse, the faculty at Texas schools is not diverse. Of the 205,314 faculty members employed by Texas colleges and universities in 2009, about 29% identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. At Texas colleges and universities, for every 1 male faculty, there were 1 female faculty.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio for all colleges and universities in Texas was 1 to 9. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Texas were:

  1. Astrodome Career Centers
  2. Mid-Cities Barber College
  3. Brite Divinity School

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 350,210 $23,880 $25,000 5.3%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 247,900 $28,090 $28,240 31.6%
3
Registered Nurses+ 176,330 $66,180 $67,720 17.6%
4
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 163,270 $29,220 $32,000 4.1%
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 163,240 $51,090 $54,330 29.2%
6
General and Operations Managers+ 155,180 $111,110 $113,100 -3.0%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 124,620 $34,520 $35,340 -2.1%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 119,770 $51,420 $50,770 5.5%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 102,500 $39,820 $39,890 11.8%
10
Construction Laborers+ 98,680 $24,600 $33,590 1.5%
11
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 97,530 $22,010 $25,140 11.2%
12
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 93,100 $45,380 $45,860 -30.0%
13
Home Health Aides+ 86,350 $19,830 $21,760 72.4%
14
Accountants and Auditors+ 81,210 $68,090 $68,960 4.3%
15
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 80,990 $51,230 $54,880 15.5%
16
Security Guards+ 75,390 $24,970 $26,870 8.6%
17
Cooks, Restaurant+ 71,410 $19,530 $23,260 28.0%
18
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 70,630 $41,720 $41,360 8.4%
19
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 54,550 $56,960 $62,260 41.8%
20
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 53,490 $50,440 $55,620 5.4%
21
Medical Secretaries+ 51,200 $29,290 $31,820 346.4%
22
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 49,250 $33,190 $42,780 11.7%
23
Medical Assistants+ 48,030 $27,860 $29,760 39.6%
24
Electricians+ 43,340 $42,720 $51,810 5.3%
25
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 43,270 $37,390 $38,200 1.0%
26
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 41,680 $31,560 $33,270 12.3%
27
Cooks, Fast Food+ 40,920 $17,720 $18,540 49.7%
28
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 35,200 $20,760 $24,180 21.3%
29
Software Developers, Applications+ 34,810 $92,160 $90,410
30
Lawyers+ 33,470 $128,650 $129,440 -2.2%
31
Carpenters+ 30,820 $32,430 $43,890 -9.9%
32
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 29,590 $42,460 $50,360 17.3%
33
Management Analysts+ 29,370 $87,850 $87,260 2.2%
34
Pharmacy Technicians+ 27,860 $29,920 $29,330 26.6%
35
Financial Managers+ 27,760 $112,940 $116,970 -3.4%
36
Computer Programmers+ 27,620 $79,990 $74,900
37
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 25,600 $82,360 $95,130 80.7%
38
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 25,570 $25,690 $26,510 20.4%
39
Construction Managers+ 25,430 $79,340 $94,240 35.5%
40
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 25,130 $29,060 $29,200 -0.6%
41
Administrative Services Managers+ 23,960 $86,290 $84,390 2.2%
42
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 23,920 $55,420 $55,970 52.3%
43
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 23,340 $60,170 $60,160 31.2%
44
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 22,230 $76,330 $89,990 32.1%
45
Civil Engineers+ 21,880 $89,110 $82,280 21.4%
46
Sales Managers+ 21,400 $113,900 $114,110 0.0%
47
Dental Assistants+ 20,800 $31,800 $34,140 18.1%
48
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers+ 18,920 $39,570 $44,860 -8.1%
49
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 18,860 $38,930 $42,250 2.1%
50
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 18,640 $90,070 $93,670 10.5%