Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has four civil engineering schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with a civil engineering 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 civil engineering programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of civil engineering professors at Rice University such as Behnaam Aazhang, Athanasios Antoulas, Richard Baraniuk, Joseph Cavallaro, Karolos Grigoriadis, and Wise James.
Civil Engineering students from Houston schools who go on to become civil engineers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 259,320 people working as civil engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $81,180. Also, Civil engineering technicians make on average $47,420 per year and there are about 82,690 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 2,580 employed civil engineering technicians earning an average salary of $44,020. Civil engineers in this area earn $102,990/yr and there are 12,760 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 4.978 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by civil engineers, and 1.005/1000 are held by civil engineering technicians.
Of the 4 civil engineering schools in Houston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rice University comes out as the most expensive ($18,005/yr) for civil engineering 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|