Houston, TX (population: 2,307,883) has nine psychology schools within its city limits. Rice University, the highest ranked school in the city with a psychology 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. To learn more about psychology programs in Houston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of psychology professors at Rice University such as Daniel Beal, Margaret Beier, Sarah Burnett, Mike Byrne, Mikki Hebl, and David Lane.
Psychology students from Houston schools who go on to become psychologists, therapists, forensic psychologists, organizational psychologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 98,330 people working as clinical, counseling, and school psychologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $72,310. Also, Psychiatrists make on average $163,660 per year and there are about 22,210 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 370 employed psychiatrists earning an average salary of $91,430. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in this area earn $65,630/yr and there are 1,000 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 0.389 out of every 1000 jobs in Houston are held by clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, and 0.146/1000 are held by psychiatrists.
Of the 9 psychology schools in Houston, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Houston Westside Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,225/yr) for psychology students, with Texas Southern University as the lowest, reported at only $7,672/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|