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Computer Programming in Texas

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Schools Offering Computer Programming Programs in Texas

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Texas receive computer programming degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 399 computer programmers graduate from Texas' 55 computer programming schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas that has a computer programming program is Texas State University-San Marcos. Texas State University-San Marcos, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in San Marcos. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos' computer programming program. The tuition rate at Texas State University-San Marcos was $6,458 per year.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a computer programming program is Hardin-Simmons University. Hardin-Simmons University, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Abilene. In 2010, Hardin-Simmons University graduated 2 students from its computer programming program. Students at Hardin-Simmons University paid $20,990 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a computer programming program is ITT Technical Institute-Houston North, which is located in Houston. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. Students at ITT Technical Institute-Houston North paid $18,048 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Texas' computer programming schools ranges from $20,990 per year to $1,007 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,738 per year. The Texas computer programming schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Hardin-Simmons University - located in Abilene, students are charged $20,990 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Austin - located in Austin, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Richardson - located in Richardson, students are charged $18,048 per year

The computer programming schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. College of the Mainland - located in Texas City, students are charged $1,007 per year
  2. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  3. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year

A computer programming degree from a Texas school... what next?

The highest percentage of computer programming graduates in Texas pursue careers as a computer programmer. 27,620 computer programmers were working in Texas in 2010. The largest populations of Texas computer programmers are working in the following counties:

  1. Collin County - 9,250 computer programmers
  2. Austin County - 6,300 computer programmers
  3. Bastrop County - 4,430 computer programmers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of computer programmers in the state of Texas will shrink to 31,380. This would require a -4% decline in the profession.


On average, a computer programmer earns a salary of $79,990 per year in Texas state. A computer programmer in the following Texas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Blanco County - $98,190 per year
  2. Andrews County - $90,590 per year
  3. Bastrop County - $90,250 per year

The Texas counties with the lowest average salary for computer programmers are:

  1. Brewster County - $48,610 per year
  2. Brazos County - $50,170 per year
  3. Callahan County - $52,030 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Computer Programming in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Computer Programming in Texas
  • Certificate in Computer Programming in Texas

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