Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five computer engineering schools within its city limits. Texas Southern University, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer engineering program, has a total student population of 9,394. It is the 821st highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about computer engineering programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of computer engineering professors at Texas Southern University such as Rasoul Saneifard.
Computer Engineering students from Houston schools who go on to become computer engineers, database administrators, computer and information scientists, computer support specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 338,890 people working as network and computer systems administrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $70,930. Also, Computer programmers make on average $74,690 per year and there are about 367,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 7,500 employed computer programmers earning an average salary of $72,780. Network and computer systems administrators in this area earn $71,270/yr and there are 6,760 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 2.635 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by network and computer systems administrators, and 2.926/1000 are held by computer programmers.
Of the 5 computer engineering schools in Houston, only 3 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 computer 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|