Conroe, TX (population: 61,600) has fourteen recreation schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rice University, the highest ranked school in this group with a recreation 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.
Recreation students from Conroe schools who go on to become recreation aides, recreation specialists, recreation workers, park activities coordinators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 16,850 people working as recreation and fitness studies teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $60,580. Also, Healthcare practitioners and technical workers make on average $52,110 per year and there are about 56,520 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 540 employed healthcare practitioners and technical workers earning an average salary of $39,130. Recreation and fitness studies teachers in this area earn $61,370/yr and there are 150 employed.
Conroe lies in Montgomery 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 0.060 out of every 1000 jobs in Conroe are held by recreation and fitness studies teachers, and 0.211/1000 are held by healthcare practitioners and technical workers.
Of the 14 recreation schools with a 100-mile radius of Conroe, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rice University comes out as the most expensive ($18,005/yr) for recreation students, with Lamar State College-Port Arthur as the lowest, reported at only $5,553/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Conroe|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||11.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||34.7 miles|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||47.6 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||52.0 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||53.7 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||61.3 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||70.0 miles|