Beaumont, TX (population: 110,900) has three photography schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Houston, the highest ranked school in this group with a photography 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).
Photography students from Beaumont schools who go on to become photogrammetric compilation specialists, photographers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 57,760 people working as photographers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,370.
Beaumont lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Beaumont-Port Arthur area has 159,930 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $18.65/hr average worker wage, and a $38,800 average annual salary.
Of the 3 photography schools with a 100-mile radius of Beaumont, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Houston comes out as the most expensive ($10,281/yr) for photography students, with Houston Community College System as the lowest, reported at only $7,796/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Beaumont|
|Lake Charles||LA||71,903||5||21.6002||139||56.8 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||68.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||71.5 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||72.0 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||80.9 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||91.4 miles|