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Schools Offering Education Programs in Texas

Each year, roughly 1.2% of Texas students graduate with degrees in education. That means an estimated 6,632 education professionals graduate from Texas' 129 education schools each year.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked 11th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a education program. It is located in Austin. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated 130 students from its education program. Students at The University of Texas at Austin paid $9,418 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Texas that has a education program is Rice University. Rice University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Houston. In 2010, Rice University graduated 3 students from its education program. Tuition at Rice University was $33,771 per year.

Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a education program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. 99 students graduated with degree in education from Texas A & M University in 2010. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.


Education schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $8,590 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,230 per year, or as little as $1,007 per year. In 2010, the following Texas education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 education 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. 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

An education degree from a Texas school... what next?

Many Texas education graduates become a postsecondary vocational teacher, social science teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, and business teacher. 326,140 education professionals were working in Texas in 2010. Of these, 10,890 were instructional coordinators. In addition, 12,910 were postsecondary vocational teachers, and 280 were social science teachers. The following counties have the largest number of Texas education professionals:

  1. Austin County - 79,070 education professionals
  2. Collin County - 54,610 education professionals
  3. Johnson County - 25,500 education professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of education professionals is expected to grow by 31% by 2018. There are projected to be 371,960 education professionals working in Texas then. Of these 371,960 education professionals, the government predicts that 16,330 will be instructional coordinators, an unknown number will be postsecondary vocational teachers, and an unknown number will be social science teachers.


On average, education professionals earn a salary of $65,323 per year in Texas state. However, Texas education professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,610 per year to more than $164,900 per year in 2010. The counties in Texas with the highest average salary for education professionals are:

  1. Bastrop County - $73,695 per year
  2. Austin County - $68,720 per year
  3. Johnson County - $67,484 per year

The following counties in Texas have the lowest average salaries for education professional:

  1. Crosby County - $44,390 per year
  2. Gregg County - $44,468 per year
  3. Miller County - $45,525 per year

The education professionals with highest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Health Specialties Teacher - $98,460 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $96,600 per year
  3. Social Science Teacher - $74,430 per year

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

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $48,430 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $44,480 per year

More Information

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

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

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 163,240 $51,090 29.2%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 80,990 $51,230 15.5%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 14,330 $98,460 124.6%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 14,210 $48,430 10.1%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 12,910 $51,930 34.3%
Instructional Coordinators 10,890 $63,680 30.7%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 5,630 $96,600 35.3%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5,340 $63,430 25.6%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 5,120 $67,680 -21.8%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 4,480 $44,480 12.6%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 4,470 $71,000 21.8%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,110 $73,180 -9.1%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,230 $51,660 -25.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 910 $72,570 -19.5%
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 280 $74,430

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