Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has four biology schools within its city limits. Saint Edward's University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology program, has a total student population of 5,293. It is the 242nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about biology programs in Austin, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at Saint Edward's University such as Thomas Atkinson, Patricia Baynham, Rebecca Brady, David Gammon, Osvaldo Hernandez, and Jennifer Jones.
Biology students from Austin schools who go on to become biologists, marine biologists, wildlife biologists, molecular biologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Zoologists and wildlife biologists make on average $60,670 per year and there are about 17,460 of them employed in the US today.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary.
Of the 4 biology schools in Austin, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University Texas comes out as the most expensive ($21,479/yr) for biology students, with Austin Community College District as the lowest, reported at only $7,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|