Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five electronics schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an electronics 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.
Electronics students from Houston schools who go on to become electronic workers, electricians, electronic technologists, electronics engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 193,570 people working as electrical and electronic equipment assemblers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $30,690. Also, Electrical and electronic engineering technicians make on average $55,410 per year and there are about 154,050 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 3,970 employed electrical and electronic engineering technicians earning an average salary of $57,600. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers in this area earn $30,640/yr and there are 4,670 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 1.822 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by electrical and electronic equipment assemblers, and 1.547/1000 are held by electrical and electronic engineering technicians.
Of the 5 electronics 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 electronics 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|