Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has three ESL schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with an ESL 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.
ESL students from Houston schools who go on to become english as a second language instructors, ESL trainers, ESL teachers, ESL tutors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,490 people working as english language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,860. Also, Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors make on average $50,390 per year and there are about 68,430 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,850 employed adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $49,980. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $72,220/yr and there are 960 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 0.374 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by english language and literature teachers, and 0.722/1000 are held by adult literacy, remedial education, and ged teachers and instructors.
Of the 3 ESL 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 ESL students, with University of Houston-Downtown as the lowest, reported at only $10,655/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|