Austin, TX (population: 792,778) has four reading specialist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas State University-San Marcos, the highest ranked school in this group with a reading specialist program, has a total student population of 30,803. It is the 204th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Reading Specialist students from Austin schools who go on to become reading specialists, teachers, professors, reading teachers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 65,490 people working as english language and literature teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,860. Also, Teachers and instructors make on average $41,110 per year and there are about 599,500 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Austin-Round Rock area alone, there are 3,330 employed teachers and instructors earning an average salary of $27,290. English language and literature teachers in this area earn $70,410/yr and there are 520 employed.
Austin lies in Travis county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Austin-Round Rock area has 769,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $21.72/hr average worker wage, and a $45,180 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.677 out of every 1000 jobs in Austin are held by english language and literature teachers, and 4.323/1000 are held by teachers and instructors.
Of the 4 reading specialist schools with a 100-mile radius of Austin, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor comes out as the most expensive ($19,366/yr) for reading specialist students, with The University of Texas at San Antonio as the lowest, reported at only $9,518/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Austin|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||14.6 miles|
|San Antonio||TX||1,402,013||34||23.3851||958||74.4 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||88.2 miles|