Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has eleven engineering schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an 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 engineering programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of engineering professors at Rice University such as Behnaam Aazhang, Athanasios Antoulas, Richard Baraniuk, Joseph Cavallaro, Karolos Grigoriadis, and Wise James.
Engineering students from Houston schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 4,820 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $95,960. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $87,910/yr and there are 86,350 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 33.680 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 1.878/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 11 engineering schools in Houston, only 3 have 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 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|