Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has three computer programming schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Houston North, the highest ranked school in the city with a computer programming program, has a total student population of 905. It is the 2049th highest ranked school in the USA and the 93rd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Computer Programming students from Houston schools who go on to become computer programmers, computer security specialists, computer support specialists, computer technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 367,880 people working as computer programmers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,690. Also, Computer software engineers, applications make on average $90,170 per year and there are about 495,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 8,070 employed computer software engineers, applications earning an average salary of $91,190. Computer programmers in this area earn $72,780/yr and there are 7,500 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 2.926 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by computer programmers, and 3.147/1000 are held by computer software engineers, applications.
Of the 3 computer programming schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Houston North comes out as the most expensive ($22,101/yr) for computer programming students, with Houston Community College System as the lowest, reported at only $7,796/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|