Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has five game schools within its city limits. University of Houston, the highest ranked school in the city with a game program, has a total student population of 37,000. It is the 1576th highest ranked school in the USA and the 66th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Game students from Houston schools who go on to become game developers, game designers, video game designers, video game developers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,390 people working as gaming managers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $74,030.
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.
Of the 5 game schools in Houston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Houston comes out as the most expensive ($34,131/yr) for game students, with University of Houston as the lowest, reported at only $10,281/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|