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So you're from Houston, TX?

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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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%