Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has ten chemistry schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with a chemistry 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 chemistry programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of chemistry professors at Rice University such as Andrew Barron, Phillip Brooks, Cecilia Clementi, Vicki Colvin, Margeret Hennessy, and John Hutchinson.
Chemistry students from Houston schools who go on to become chemists, biochemists, analytical research chemists, chemistry professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,910 people working as chemists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,740. Also, Biochemists and biophysicists make on average $88,550 per year and there are about 22,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 100 employed biochemists and biophysicists earning an average salary of $104,720. Chemists in this area earn $81,410/yr and there are 2,060 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 0.803 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by chemists, and 0.039/1000 are held by biochemists and biophysicists.
Of the 10 chemistry 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 chemistry 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|