Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five childhood education schools within its city limits. Houston Baptist University, the highest ranked school in the city with a childhood education 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). To learn more about childhood education programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of childhood education professors at Houston Baptist University such as Linda Brupbacher, Norene Lowery, and Carol McGaughey.
Childhood Education students from Houston schools who go on to become childhood educators, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 181,810 people working as kindergarten teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,380. 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. Kindergarten teachers in this area earn $49,090/yr and there are 3,630 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 1.416 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by kindergarten teachers, and 3.512/1000 are held by preschool teachers.
Of the 5 childhood education schools in Houston, only 2 have 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 childhood education 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|