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Schools Offering Science Programs in Texas


Each year, roughly 4.0% of Texas students graduate with degrees in science. That means an estimated 21,536 science professionals graduate from Texas' 121 science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas that has a science program is The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked 11th in the country in 2010, is located in Austin. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated 1,991 students from its science program. The University of Texas at Austin charged in-state students $9,418 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas with a science program is Rice University, which is located in Houston. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, Rice University graduated 400 students from its science program. Students at Rice University paid $33,771 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a science program is Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, Texas A & M University graduated 1,620 students from its science programs. Students at Texas A & M University paid $8,387 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Texas science school, average tuition will be $9,230 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,007 per year to $37,230 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas science schools were charged at the following schools:

  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 science schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  3. Grayson County College - located in Denison, students are charged $1,128 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs science graduates in Texas pursue include environmental scientist, biology professor, science professor, biophysics scientist , and chemist. If you decide to work as a science professional in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 30,640 Texas science professional as of 2010. This number includes 360 life scientists, 7,790 environmental scientists, and 7,950 biology professors. The Texas counties with the largest populations of science professional are:

  1. Austin County - 10,220 science professionals
  2. Collin County - 2,910 science professionals
  3. Bastrop County - 1,730 science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of science professionals in Texas will grow by 23%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 22,230 science professionals working in Texas. The greatest growth for science professional is predicted to be amongst Clinical Research Scientists, who are expected to increase by 45% by 2018.

Salary

science professionals in Texas earn $73,146 per year on average. However, Texas science professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,630 per year to more than $160,900 per year in 2010. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for science professionals:

  1. Ector County - $100,900 per year
  2. Bee County - $96,545 per year
  3. Austin County - $83,661 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for science professionals are:

  1. El Paso County - $51,013 per year
  2. Gregg County - $55,995 per year
  3. Blanco County - $58,930 per year

On average, the highest paid science professionals in Texas were:

  1. Biology Professor - $112,690 per year
  2. Biophysics Scientist - $83,010 per year
  3. Chemist - $72,530 per year

On average, the lowest paid science professionals in Texas were:

  1. Clinical Research Scientist - $59,660 per year
  2. Animal Scientist - $59,180 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 7,950 $112,690 -56.9%
2
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 7,790 $70,100 75.5%
3
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 5,120 $67,680 -21.8%
4
Chemists 5,080 $72,530 25.4%
5
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 3,170 $59,660 -31.5%
6
Physicists 780 $83,010 62.5%
7
Animal Scientists 390 $59,180 -68.5%
8
Life Scientists, All Other 360 $60,320 227.3%
 

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