Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has two business writing schools within its city limits. University of Houston, the highest ranked school in the city with a business writing program, has a total student population of 37,000. It is the 1576th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about business writing programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of business writing professors at University of Houston such as Gloria Aguilar Sisneros, Bill Alexander, Edward Altemus, Peter Bishop, Ken Black, and Ray Bond.
Business Writing students from Houston schools who go on to become business writers, legal writing professors, copy editors, copywriters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Public relations specialists make on average $59,370 per year and there are about 242,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 4,780 employed public relations specialists earning an average salary of $57,630. Writers and authors in this area earn $49,060/yr and there are 500 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 0.193 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by writers and authors, and 1.863/1000 are held by public relations specialists.
Of the 2 business writing schools in Houston, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Houston-Downtown comes out as the most expensive ($10,655/yr) for business writing 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|