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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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,687 miles from location The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 88.8663 51% 50,995
6,603 miles from location Texas A & M University College Station TX 85.085 53% 48,702
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
6,638 miles from location University of North Texas Denton TX 34.4764 43% 35,003
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
6,907 miles from location Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 71.9834 41% 30,049
6,744 miles from location The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 56.7437 44% 28,955
6,639 miles from location The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington TX 27.8116 55% 28,085
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
7,192 miles from location The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso TX 25.9553 47% 21,011
6,731 miles from location The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 56.8684 56% 18,337
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,555 miles from location Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 29.6109 25% 16,772
6,616 miles from location The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson TX 71.7747 47% 15,783
6,644 miles from location Baylor University Waco TX 38.572 20% 14,614
6,749 miles from location Northwest Vista College San Antonio TX 11.4584 n/a 14,587
6,472 miles from location Lamar University Beaumont TX 52.0333 33% 13,992
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,547 miles from location University of Houston-Downtown Houston TX 10.696 n/a 12,742
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,619 miles from location Southern Methodist University Dallas TX 37.1432 30% 10,891
6,705 miles from location Tarleton State University Stephenville TX 56.9454 62% 10,424
6,673 miles from location Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 20.8888 n/a 9,468
6,547 miles from location Texas Southern University Houston TX 40.0528 22% 9,394
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
6,583 miles from location Prairie View A & M University Prairie View TX 50.8259 54% 8,608
6,708 miles from location Texas A & M University-Kingsville Kingsville TX 53.2657 94% 8,194
6,531 miles from location University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX 1.77921 n/a 7,643
6,899 miles from location West Texas A & M University Canyon TX 25.1897 47% 7,634
6,734 miles from location University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio TX 54.816 32% 6,756
6,841 miles from location Angelo State University San Angelo TX 22.3683 52% 6,387
6,713 miles from location Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX 54.2603 37% 6,341
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,532 miles from location The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler TX 57.5552 57% 6,201
6,894 miles from location Wayland Baptist University Plainview TX 54.6831 63% 5,886
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,549 miles from location Rice University Houston TX 86.3426 36% 5,576
6,629 miles from location Dallas Baptist University Dallas TX 26.712 48% 5,400
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
6,460 miles from location Texarkana College Texarkana TX 13.8651 n/a 5,018
6,791 miles from location Abilene Christian University Abilene TX 31.2961 54% 4,813
6,640 miles from location Hill College Hillsboro TX 12.9093 n/a 4,294
6,697 miles from location Coastal Bend College Beeville TX 12.7344 n/a 4,196
6,740 miles from location St Marys University San Antonio TX 60.1135 29% 3,893
6,947 miles from location The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa TX 22.914 52% 3,546
6,648 miles from location Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 50.675 56% 3,333
6,549 miles from location University of St Thomas Houston TX 59.2959 41% 3,132
7,038 miles from location Sul Ross State University Alpine TX 14.9347 n/a 3,047
6,627 miles from location University of Dallas Irving TX 70.6714 33% 2,883
6,556 miles from location Houston Baptist University Houston TX 57.0185 16% 2,710
6,735 miles from location Trinity University San Antonio TX 35.2819 26% 2,693
6,667 miles from location University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 25.2697 24% 2,689
6,739 miles from location Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio San Antonio TX 20.1101 32% 2,660
6,859 miles from location Western Texas College Snyder TX 19.1486 n/a 2,473
6,792 miles from location Hardin-Simmons University Abilene TX 60.7698 65% 2,305
6,460 miles from location Texas A & M University-Texarkana Texarkana TX 1.37804 n/a 1,653
6,793 miles from location McMurry University Abilene TX 20.6126 36% 1,509
6,841 miles from location Clarendon College Clarendon TX 16.9601 n/a 1,427
6,705 miles from location Texas Lutheran University Seguin TX 56.0302 49% 1,387
6,604 miles from location Austin College Sherman TX 70.387 30% 1,364
6,681 miles from location Southwestern University Georgetown TX 33.4762 24% 1,301
6,753 miles from location Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 22.4355 41% 1,232
6,480 miles from location East Texas Baptist University Marshall TX 22.584 51% 1,179
6,771 miles from location Schreiner University Kerrville TX 57.5304 47% 1,049
6,535 miles from location Texas College Tyler TX 6.83063 n/a 964
6,686 miles from location Huston-Tillotson University Austin TX 16.9395 36% 882
 

Curious what studying Political Science 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)
1
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 1,900 $77,540 84.5%
2
Political Scientists + 310 $65,550
 

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