Computer Science in Texas

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Schools Offering Computer Science Programs in Texas


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Texas students graduate with degrees in computer science. That means an estimated 399 computer science professionals graduate from Texas' 51 computer science schools each year.

Top Schools

Texas A & M University, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a computer science program. It is located in College Station. 98 students graduated with a degree in computer science from Texas A & M University in 2010. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.

University of Dallas, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a computer science program. It is located in Irving. The tuition rate at University of Dallas was $29,463 per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas that has a computer science program is Austin College. Austin College, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Sherman. 8 students graduated with degree in computer science from Austin College in 2010. Tuition at Austin College was $29,235 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' computer science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,471 per year, though tuition can range from $37,230 per year to $1,024 per year. In 2010, the computer science schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
  3. University of Dallas - located in Irving, students are charged $29,463 per year

The computer science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  2. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  3. Lone Star College System - located in Spring, students are charged $1,200 per year

A computer science degree from a Texas school... what next?

In Texas, the largest numbers of computer science professional work in the following counties:

  1. Collin County - 8,450 computer science professionals
  2. Austin County - 5,980 computer science professionals
  3. Bastrop County - 2,610 computer science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of computer science professionals in the state of Texas will grow to 27,260. This would require a 1% growth in the field.

Salary

On average, computer science professionals earn a salary of $77,527 per year in Texas state. However, Texas computer science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,550 per year to more than $165,510 per year in 2010. The counties in Texas with the highest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Smith County - $102,600 per year
  2. Gregg County - $102,560 per year
  3. Callahan County - $95,780 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for computer science professionals are:

  1. Andrews County - $52,980 per year
  2. Cameron County - $54,325 per year
  3. Crosby County - $55,560 per year

On average, the highest paid computer science professionals in Texas were:

  1. Information Systems Manager - $121,940 per year
  2. Computer Science Teacher - $73,180 per year
  3. Computer Operator - $37,460 per year

The computer science professionals with lowest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $73,180 per year
  2. Computer Operator - $37,460 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in computer science in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as information systems or information technology, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science in Texas
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Computer and Information Systems Managers 17,870 $121,940 20.9%
2
Computer Operators 5,170 $37,460 -42.4%
3
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,110 $73,180 -9.1%
 

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