Texas contains eleven schools that offer travel and tourism programs. The University of Texas at San Antonio, the highest-ranking travel and tourism school in TX, has a total student population of 28,955 and is the 489th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 11 travel and tourism schools in Texas, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Career Quest comes out as the most expensive ($23,288/yr), with El Paso Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,368/yr.
Travel and Tourism students from Texas schools who go on to become travel agents, tourism agents, tourism specialists, tour guides, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 76,990 people working as travel agents alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $32,450. Also, Travel guides make on average $33,300 per year and there are about 4,270 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Texas alone, there are 50 employed travel guides earning an average yearly salary of $36,440. Travel agents in this state earn $32,060/yr and there are 5,790 employed.
Also, within the travel and tourism schools in Texas, the average student population is 3,703 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from travel and tourism, 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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