Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five economics schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an economics 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 economics programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of economics professors at Rice University such as Camelia Bejan, Richard Boylan, James Brown, John Bryant, Geoffroy De Clippel, and Marc Dudey.
Economics students from Houston schools who go on to become economists, economics professors, analysts, economic analysts, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,160 people working as economists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $96,320. Also, Business and financial operations employees make on average $65,900 per year and there are about 6,063,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 109,810 employed business and financial operations employees earning an average salary of $69,500. Economists in this area earn $82,150/yr and there are 200 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 0.080 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by economists, and 42.829/1000 are held by business and financial operations employees.
Of the 5 economics schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of St Thomas comes out as the most expensive ($18,514/yr) for economics 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|