Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has three child development schools within its city limits. Houston Baptist University, the highest ranked school in the city with a child development program, has a total student population of 2,710. It is the 482nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Child Development students from Houston schools who go on to become child development specialists, child psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 277,670 people working as child, family, and school social workers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $43,540. Also, Preschool teachers make on average $27,450 per year and there are about 389,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 9,000 employed preschool teachers earning an average salary of $24,620. Child, family, and school social workers in this area earn $39,490/yr and there are 3,170 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 1.238 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by child, family, and school social workers, and 3.512/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 3 child development schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Houston Baptist University comes out as the most expensive ($16,141/yr) for child development 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|