Photography in Texas

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Texas

Each year, roughly 0.0% of Texas students graduate with degrees in photography. Thus, Texas' 18 photography schools put out approximately 199 photographers each year.

Top Schools

Texas Christian University, which is located in Fort Worth, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. 7 students graduated with a degree in photography from Texas Christian University in 2010. Tuition at Texas Christian University was $30,090 per year.

Texas State University-San Marcos, which is located in San Marcos, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 31st in the country in 2010. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated 44 students from its photography program. Texas State University-San Marcos charged in-state students $6,458 in tuition fees per year.

Saint Edward's University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a photography program. It is located in Austin. In 2010, 23 students graduated from Saint Edward's University photography program. Students at Saint Edward's University paid $26,484 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' photography schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,769 per year, though tuition can range from $30,090 per year to $1,176 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Texas Christian University - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $30,090 per year
  2. Saint Edward's University - located in Austin, students are charged $26,484 per year
  3. South University-The Art Institute of Dallas - located in Dallas, students are charged $17,618 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Texas photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year
  2. Houston Community College - located in Houston, students are charged $1,394 per year
  3. Amarillo College - located in Amarillo, students are charged $1,506 per year

A photography degree from a Texas school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in Texas pursue careers as a photographer. If you decide to work as a photographer in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 4,450 Texas photographers as of 2010. The Texas counties with the largest populations of photographers are:

  1. Austin County - 1,470 photographers
  2. Collin County - 860 photographers
  3. Bastrop County - 460 photographers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of photographers in the state of Texas will grow to 13,420. This would require a 17% growth in the profession.


On average, a photographer earns a salary of $32,370 per year in Texas state. However, Texas photographers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,610 per year to more than $73,540 per year in 2010. On average a photographer earns the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Johnson County - $36,710 per year
  2. Crosby County - $35,560 per year
  3. El Paso County - $35,230 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following Texas counties:

  1. Anderson County - $19,620 per year
  2. Archer County - $20,910 per year
  3. Bell County - $24,150 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in photography. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Photography in Texas
  • Certificate in Photography in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,741 miles from location The Art Institute of San Antonio San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,546 miles from location University of Houston Houston TX 32.0392 41% 37,000
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,653 miles from location Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX 72.2184 26% 8,853
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,688 miles from location Saint Edward's University Austin TX 66.4712 38% 5,293
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,618 miles from location South University-The Art Institute of Dallas Dallas TX 23.3308 90% 2,067
6,682 miles from location The Art Institute of Austin Austin TX 11.2573 95% 873

Curious what studying Photography gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Texas

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers + 4,450 $32,370 1.4%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 890 $35,620 41.3%

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