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Fortunately for you, Houston, TX offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Houston College and University Demographics

There are 1,008 degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as pathology/experimental pathology, clinical laboratory science/medical technology/technologist and criminal justice/law enforcement administration offered at Houston's 71 colleges and universities for you to choose from.

Houston's top-ranked school is Rice University. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 13th. Approximately 5,576 students are currently enrolled at Rice University. Amongst students at Rice University, the most popular area of study is Business.

Tuition

Houston schools charge an average tuition of $4,422 per year. The Houston school charging the highest tuition rates is Rice University, which charges students $33,771 per year. The lowest tuition rate in Houston is at Houston Community College, which charges students $1,394 per year in tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $293,879,184 of the total $300,405,653 in financial aid received by Houston students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The highest amount of institutional grants and scholarships given to students by a local college was $79,889,066, which was given by University of Houston.

Houston Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 165,928 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Houston. This is 11% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Texas. Houston Community College, with 54,942 students, had the highest number of students in Houston, while Interactive Learning Systems, with only 21 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Houston colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 69%. For every 100 students who enroll in Houston schools, 65 eventually graduate. The Houston college with the highest graduation rate is School of Automotive Machinists, which has a graduation rate of 100%. The Houston college with the lowest graduation rate is Texas Southern University, which has a graduation rate of 11%.

Diversity

Of the 165,928 students attending Houston schools, 58% are female. 32% of Houston college students are older than 24 years. For every 100 Houston college students, 74 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Interactive Learning Systems had the highest percentage of diverse students in Houston, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Houston Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Houston colleges and universities employed a total of 24,694 faculty. 44% of faculty members at Houston schools were female. 29% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, Houston colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 9 students. Texas School of Business East Inc had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Houston.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
4 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
2 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
5 miles from location University of Houston-Downtown Houston TX 10.696 n/a 12,742
3 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
15 miles from location University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX 1.77921 n/a 7,643
5 miles from location Rice University Houston TX 86.3426 36% 5,576
5 miles from location The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX 1.65486 n/a 3,969
20 miles from location Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc Houston TX 5.3917 n/a 3,479
5 miles from location University of St Thomas Houston TX 59.2959 41% 3,132
12 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
17 miles from location University of Phoenix-Houston Campus Houston TX 8.962 n/a 2,538
10 miles from location The Art Institute of Houston Houston TX 21.6066 91% 2,223
15 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Houston TX 20.0575 n/a 1,513
5 miles from location Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX 0.170684 n/a 1,428
13 miles from location Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools Houston TX 16.6563 n/a 1,375
14 miles from location Everest Institute-Bissonnet Houston TX 23.7427 100% 1,331
16 miles from location Everest Institute-Greenspoint Houston TX 24.2333 100% 1,226
19 miles from location Texas School of Business Inc Houston TX 25.9901 n/a 1,206
1 miles from location Everest Institute-Hobby Houston TX 26.2998 100% 1,137
20 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Houston North Houston TX 29.4844 100% 905
17 miles from location Remington College-North Houston Campus Houston TX 22.0011 49% 796
16 miles from location Remington College-Houston Campus Houston TX 21.0866 41% 651
14 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Houston West Houston TX 29.2139 100% 622
12 miles from location College of Biblical Studies-Houston Houston TX 7.23201 n/a 617
11 miles from location Medvance Institute-Houston Houston TX 26.1873 n/a 516
14 miles from location American InterContinental University Houston TX 14.1953 33% 514
10 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Houston TX 18.3617 n/a 505
12 miles from location Westwood College-Houston South Houston TX 1.04212 n/a 478
14 miles from location The Academy of Health Care Professions Houston TX 37.5341 100% 392
11 miles from location Texas School of Business-Southwest Inc Houston TX 15.882 n/a 388
6 miles from location Texas School of Business East Inc Houston TX 15.6308 n/a 360
16 miles from location Ocean Corporation Houston TX 32.0765 45% 344
12 miles from location Northwest Educational Center Houston TX 26.9025 n/a 297
0 miles from location Houston Training School-South Houston TX 33.0373 n/a 259
22 miles from location Paul Mitchell the School-Houston Houston TX 19.8507 n/a 249
11 miles from location Houston Graduate School of Theology Houston TX 0.0254592 n/a 213
6,543 miles from location The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX 13.0099 n/a 208
5 miles from location The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston TX 13.0099 n/a 208
7 miles from location Center for Advanced Legal Studies Houston TX 27.7718 100% 208
8 miles from location Culinary Institute Inc Houston TX 31.671 n/a 199
17 miles from location Texas Health School Houston TX 35.4141 84% 163
20 miles from location Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Houston TX 17.8012 100% 154
14 miles from location Jay's Technical Institute Houston TX 0.0 n/a 150
13 miles from location Trend Barber College Houston TX 21.5541 n/a 150
14 miles from location North West Beauty School Houston TX 12.7719 n/a 148
9 miles from location Vet Tech Institute of Houston Houston TX 29.1123 59% 134
1 miles from location Franklin Beauty School Houston TX 19.9578 n/a 132
6,543 miles from location American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med Houston TX 0.0155385 n/a 130
13 miles from location American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med Houston TX 0.0155385 n/a 130
22 miles from location Royal Beauty Careers Houston TX 22.6358 n/a 124
15 miles from location MediaTech Institute-Houston Houston TX n/a n/a 116
92 miles from location Sebring Career Schools Houston TX 33.879 n/a 107
6 miles from location ATI Career Training Center-Houston Houston TX n/a n/a 106
3 miles from location Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston Houston TX 34.1949 n/a 105
11 miles from location Professional Careers Institute Houston TX 16.8171 n/a 98
12 miles from location School of Automotive Machinists Houston TX 44.1511 100% 96
15 miles from location HTEC-Houston's Training and Education Center Inc Houston TX 27.9669 n/a 75
4 miles from location ICC Technical Institute Houston TX 27.3467 n/a 73
15 miles from location Mai-trix Beauty College Houston TX 30.4648 n/a 66
13 miles from location The Academy of Health Care Professions Houston TX 32.2123 100% 34
22 miles from location Champion Beauty College Houston TX 30.9227 n/a 34
16 miles from location Interactive Learning Systems Houston TX 20.2488 n/a 33
4 miles from location Houston Training School Houston TX 30.1702 n/a 33
22 miles from location 360 Degrees Beauty Academy Houston TX n/a n/a 23
11 miles from location Interactive Learning Systems Houston TX 21.8565 n/a 21
16 miles from location MedVance Institute-Houston North Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
12 miles from location Institute of Ocean Technology Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
15 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
7 miles from location Astrodome Career Centers Houston TX 25.6845 n/a n/a
17 miles from location Cardiotech Ultrasound School Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
20 miles from location Professional Career Training Institute Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Houston, TX to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 81,740 $23,380 $25,000 5.1%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 59,360 $29,670 $28,240 38.3%
3
General and Operations Managers+ 42,780 $119,730 $113,100 9.6%
4
Registered Nurses+ 42,220 $71,700 $67,720 7.7%
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 38,420 $52,600 $54,330 32.9%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 35,300 $30,890 $32,000 -6.2%
7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 30,550 $36,860 $35,340 -3.7%
8
Construction Laborers+ 29,440 $25,050 $33,590 5.9%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 28,660 $54,900 $50,770 14.3%
10
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 25,180 $47,460 $45,860 -33.0%
11
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 23,600 $41,030 $39,890 11.8%
12
Accountants and Auditors+ 22,540 $71,930 $68,960 -4.7%
13
Security Guards+ 22,420 $21,990 $26,870 24.6%
14
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 19,750 $22,920 $25,140 10.8%
15
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 19,190 $53,080 $54,880 17.4%
16
Cooks, Restaurant+ 17,220 $18,900 $23,260 31.6%
17
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 16,490 $61,330 $62,260 38.2%
18
Home Health Aides+ 15,850 $21,870 $21,760 79.7%
19
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 14,480 $53,270 $55,620 0.8%
20
Medical Secretaries+ 13,820 $30,990 $31,820 357.6%
21
Electricians+ 13,320 $45,950 $51,810 3.5%
22
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 12,420 $43,360 $41,360 0.6%
23
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 11,130 $34,480 $33,270 27.8%
24
Medical Assistants+ 11,040 $30,080 $29,760 5.4%
25
Petroleum Engineers+ 10,380 $135,270 $127,970 105.5%
26
Civil Engineers+ 10,070 $103,620 $82,280 60.9%
27
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 9,720 $39,120 $38,200 -2.6%
28
Lawyers+ 9,070 $152,120 $129,440 -16.7%
29
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 8,840 $46,870 $50,360 27.0%
30
Carpenters+ 8,710 $34,460 $43,890 -7.5%
31
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 8,250 $21,720 $24,180 76.3%
32
Software Developers, Applications+ 8,130 $94,870 $90,410
33
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents+ 7,970 $101,540 $95,130 112.5%
34
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 7,970 $33,580 $42,780 24.7%
35
Construction Managers+ 7,890 $82,910 $94,240 29.8%
36
Financial Managers+ 7,830 $123,280 $116,970 -3.7%
37
Cooks, Fast Food+ 7,760 $18,480 $18,540 106.4%
38
Chemical Plant and System Operators+ 7,530 $63,400 $54,700 31.2%
39
Mechanical Engineers+ 7,510 $99,800 $82,480 2.9%
40
Management Analysts+ 7,380 $99,600 $87,260 -11.3%
41
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 7,010 $25,850 $26,510 28.2%
42
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 6,940 $62,910 $60,160 37.4%
43
Pharmacy Technicians+ 6,820 $30,440 $29,330 31.4%
44
Administrative Services Managers+ 6,440 $90,890 $84,390 31.2%
45
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 6,390 $28,330 $29,200 14.1%
46
Computer Programmers+ 6,300 $74,860 $74,900
47
Architectural and Engineering Managers+ 6,150 $159,530 $125,900 10.4%
48
Dental Assistants+ 5,940 $32,190 $34,140 38.1%
49
Engineers, All Other+ 5,840 $106,610 $91,770 64.0%
50
Sales Managers+ 5,780 $121,230 $114,110 2.3%