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So you're from Laredo, TX?

Fortunately for you, Laredo, 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!


 

Laredo College and University Demographics

There are a total of 99 degree and certificate programs offered at Laredo's 4 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from computer systems networking and telecommunications to physical therapy technician/assistant to clinical/medical laboratory technician.

Texas A & M International University is the top-ranked school in Laredo. It was ranked 76th in the nation in 2010. Texas A & M International University has a student population of approximately 6,419. Approximately 22% of students studying at Texas A & M International University choose to study Business, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Although tuition varies from school to school, the average tuition for Laredo schools is $1,795 per year. Texas A & M International University charges students $5,105 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Laredo. Laredo Community College has the lowest tuition rate at $2,076 per year.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $58,146,880 of the total $60,124,635 in financial aid received by Laredo 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 $19,323,907, which was given by Texas A & M International University.

Laredo Student Demographics

In 2010, 16,302 students were enrolled in Laredo schools, which was 1% of the total college students in Texas. The school with the highest number of student enrolled in Laredo was Laredo Community College, with 9,361 students. Laredo Beauty College Inc, with only 142 students, had the lowest total enrollment in Laredo.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 72% of students who enroll as first year students at Laredo schools return to complete their second year. Approximately 41% of students eventually graduate. Kaplan College-Laredo has the highest graduation rate in Laredo, with 57% of students graduating. Laredo Community College has the lowest rate, with 15% graduating.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Laredo schools is 60 to 40. The ratio of Laredo students who are 24 years old or younger to those who are over 24 years old is 69 to 100. In 2009, 98 in 100 college students in Laredo identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority. The Laredo school with the highest percentage of minority students was Laredo Beauty College Inc, with 100% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Laredo Faculty Demographics

Laredo schools had 6,351 faculty members in 2010. 52% of faculty members at Laredo schools were female. 29% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio was 1 to 3 for colleges and universities in Laredo. Texas School of Business East Inc had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Laredo, with 1 to 1.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 3,200 $19,800 $25,000 -9.1%
2
Office Clerks, General 2,430 $23,400 $28,240 -11.6%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,620 $24,290 $32,000 40.9%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,190 $26,280 $35,340 16.7%
5
Registered Nurses 1,170 $65,090 $67,720 -11.4%
6
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $53,250 $50,770 0.9%
7
General and Operations Managers 990 $88,440 $113,100 -18.2%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 990 $44,010 $39,890 11.2%
9
Security Guards 800 $24,920 $26,870 -10.1%
10
Home Health Aides 760 $18,050 $21,760
11
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 510 $19,750 $25,140 -5.6%
12
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 510 $44,200 $41,360 -21.5%
13
Correctional Officers and Jailers 490 $34,180 $42,780
14
Accountants and Auditors 470 $57,320 $68,960 34.3%
15
Medical Assistants 450 $20,900 $29,760 36.4%
16
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 450 $40,820 $45,860 -46.4%
17
Cooks, Restaurant 410 $18,240 $23,260 -2.4%
18
Billing and Posting Clerks 400 $25,950 $33,270 2.6%
19
Cooks, Fast Food 380 $16,710 $18,540
20
Construction Laborers 350 $20,700 $33,590 -30.0%
21
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $30,200 $38,200 9.7%
22
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 320 $30,640 $42,250 14.3%
23
Medical Secretaries 280 $25,230 $31,820 250.0%
24
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 280 $36,660 $29,200
25
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 270 $57,320 $55,970 42.1%
26
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $48,220 $62,260 -3.6%
27
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $42,910 $43,850
28
Lawyers 250 $131,550 $129,440 150.0%
29
Electricians 220 $33,610 $51,810 -12.0%
30
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $19,790 $24,180
31
Administrative Services Managers 210 $79,190 $84,390 61.5%
32
Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $30,790 $30,100
33
Pharmacy Technicians 200 $28,320 $29,330 33.3%
34
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $26,720 $44,860 90.0%
35
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 $27,780 $33,300 28.6%
36
Managers, All Other 170 $101,080 $102,160 325.0%
37
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $19,110 $26,510 88.9%
38
Carpenters 170 $26,970 $43,890 54.5%
39
Food Service Managers 160 $38,560 $52,220 -11.1%
40
Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $39,310 $47,940 15.4%
41
Instructional Coordinators 140 $63,660 $61,270
42
Physical Therapists 130 $78,840 $77,990
43
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $28,630 $37,070 18.2%
44
Construction Managers 110 $71,950 $94,240 120.0%
45
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $28,380 $37,900 57.1%
46
Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 110 $21,140 $28,480
47
Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $93,240 $69,880 25.0%
48
Sales Managers 100 $75,580 $114,110 11.1%
49
Dental Assistants 90 $24,580 $34,140 -18.2%
50
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $38,400 $52,790