Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has three anthropology schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an anthropology program, has a total student population of 5,576. It is the 28th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Texas. To learn more about anthropology programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of anthropology professors at Rice University such as Jennifer Hamilton, and Francois Richard.
Anthropology students from Houston schools who go on to become anthropologists, archaelogists, forensic professionals, market research analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 5,570 people working as anthropologists and archeologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $57,230. Also, Forensic science technicians make on average $55,070 per year and there are about 12,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 330 employed forensic science technicians earning an average salary of $49,810. Anthropologists and archeologists in this area earn $41,630/yr and there are ** employed.
Houston lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by anthropologists and archeologists, and 0.130/1000 are held by forensic science technicians.
Of the 3 anthropology schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rice University comes out as the most expensive ($18,005/yr) for anthropology students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Houston|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||11.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||16.5 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||25.7 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||27.6 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||35.9 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||42.2 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||79.5 miles|