Texas contains seventeen schools that offer marine biology programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking marine biology school in TX, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 marine biology schools in Texas, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Abilene Christian University comes out as the most expensive ($21,233/yr), with Odessa College as the lowest recorded at only $4,063/yr.
Marine Biology students from Texas schools who go on to become marine biologists, marine scientists, marine engineers, marine surveyors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,630 people working as biological scientists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $69,430. Also, Conservation scientists make on average $61,180 per year and there are about 16,810 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Texas alone, there are 570 employed conservation scientists earning an average yearly salary of $59,400. Biological scientists in this state earn $63,830/yr and there are 1,530 employed.
Also, within the marine biology schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from marine biology, there are 11086 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,493 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,572, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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