Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five electrical engineering schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an electrical 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 electrical engineering programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of electrical engineering professors at Rice University such as Behnaam Aazhang, Athanasios Antoulas, Richard Baraniuk, Joseph Cavallaro, Karolos Grigoriadis, and Wise James.
Electrical Engineering students from Houston schools who go on to become electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical design engineers, electrical controls engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,660 people working as electrical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,250. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,110 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $56,080. Electrical engineers in this area earn $90,480/yr and there are 3,300 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 1.287 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by electrical engineers, and 0.433/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 5 electrical engineering 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 electrical 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|