Abilene, TX (population: 120,183) has five higher education schools within its city limits. Hardin-Simmons University, the highest ranked school in the city, has a total student population of 2,305. It is the 390th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). Abilene lies in Taylor county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. The Abilene, TX area has 63,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $16.24/hr average worker wage, and a $33,770 average annual salary.
Of the 5 schools in Abilene, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abilene Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($21,233/yr), with American Commercial College as the lowest recorded at only $14,544/yr.Popular Bars in Abilene: