Brownsville, TX (population: 183,598) has six library science schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Austin, the highest ranked school in this group with a library science program, has a total student population of 50,995. It is the 18th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Library Science students from Brownsville schools who go on to become library science professors, librarians, library scientistss, library and information science professors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 3,940 people working as library science teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,270. Also, Library technicians make on average $31,060 per year and there are about 111,390 of them employed in the US today.
Brownsville lies in Cameron county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Brownsville-Harlingen area has 122,990 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $14.94/hr average worker wage, and a $31,080 average annual salary.
Of the 6 library science schools with a 500-mile radius of Brownsville, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The University of Texas at Austin comes out as the most expensive ($14,161/yr) for library science students, with Palo Alto College as the lowest, reported at only $3,481/yr.
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