Political Science in Texas

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Schools Offering Political Science Programs in Texas


Approximately 0.5% of graduates in of Texas receive political science degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,505 political scientists graduate from Texas' 72 political science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas with a political science program is The University of Texas at Austin, which is located in Austin. In 2010, it was ranked 11th nationwide. In 2010, 549 students graduated from The University of Texas at Austin's political science program. The University of Texas at Austin charged in-state students $9,418 in tuition fees per year.

Rice University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a political science program. It is located in Houston. 51 students graduated with degree in political science from Rice University in 2010. The tuition rate at Rice University was $33,771 per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas that has a political science program is Texas A & M University. Texas A & M University, which was ranked 15th in the country in 2010, is located in College Station. 256 students graduated with degree in political science from Texas A & M University in 2010. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' political science schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $11,792 per year, though tuition can range from $37,230 per year to $1,164 per year. The Texas political science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Southern Methodist University - located in Dallas, students are charged $37,230 per year
  2. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  3. Southwestern University - located in Georgetown, students are charged $31,630 per year

The following Texas political science schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Paris Junior College - located in Paris, students are charged $1,164 per year
  2. Northwest Vista College - located in San Antonio, students are charged $1,562 per year
  3. San Antonio College - located in San Antonio, students are charged $1,562 per year

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

Most people who graduate from political science school in Texas go on to work as a political scientist. If you decide to work as a political scientist in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 310 Texas political scientists as of 2010. In Texas, the largest numbers of political scientists work in the following counties:

  1. Bastrop County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 330 political scientists will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of political scientists to grow by 27%.

Salary

On average, political scientists earn $65,550 per year. However, Texas political scientists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $34,980 per year to more than $114,800 per year in 2010. A political scientist in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bastrop County - $78,710 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Texas statistics regarding a career in political science and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as international business or communications.

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

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

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Curious what studying Political Science gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,900 $77,540 84.5%
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Political Scientists 310 $65,550
 

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