Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has ten biology schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with a biology 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 biology programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of biology professors at Rice University such as Janet Braam, David Caprette, Anne Danielle-Francoise, Ray Glantz, Richard Gomer, and Mike Gustin.
Biology students from Houston 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. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 200 employed zoologists and wildlife biologists earning an average salary of $46,150. Biological scientists in this area earn $76,930/yr and there are 270 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 0.106 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by biological scientists, and 0.079/1000 are held by zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Of the 10 biology schools in Houston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of St Thomas comes out as the most expensive ($18,514/yr) for biology students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/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|