Surprisingly enough, Houston, Texas is more equipped than you think when it comes to employment, affordable living, and higher education. There are a total of 75 post-secondary schools, which include 14 major institutions offering well over 400 programs. Now that is a lot of schooling. So, whatever career you are thinking about pursuing can most likely be achieved right here in Houston. But let's not stop there. of all state-university graduates, 80.5% of alumni live and work within the region for at least a few years. Why? Because Houston is home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. It's the 4th most populous city in the United States with over 2.2 million people. And, it's ranked number 1 for best cities for manufacturing jobs and number 3 for cities creating the most technology jobs. The unemployment rate of 5.4% is less than the US average, and the average weekly salary of $1,247 is more than the US average. Impressive stats for a city with rocket ship problems.
Besides the top notch education prospects, Houston is also known for its energy sources, tasty cuisines, exciting rodeos, manufacturing, and of course, aeronautics. In your spare time, you can visit the Theatre District, the Sundance Cinema, Sam Houston Race Park, the Downtown Aquarium, or Space Center Houston. and don't miss out on the Houston Livestock Show and Radio, the world's largest livestock show. Whatever piques your interest in or out of the classroom, you can find it here. Houston, we have no problems moving here and never looking back.*www.governor.state.tx.us* Forbes, "Houston, TX"*Bureau of Labor Statistics*Wikipedia, "Houston, TX"
Rice University is a private institution in Houston, Texas that has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 7,000 students. The university has a 300-acre campus that abuts the Houston Zoo and Texas Medical Center. Students take classes that follow a semester-based academic calendar, and the university provides merit and need-based scholarships to most students.
Rice has a rich academic history including the Cao Center for Asian Studies, the Boniuk Institute, and the Ken Kennedy Institute of Information Technology. Students at Rice can explore Houston’s Museum District, walk along Hermann Park, and take advantage of Houston’s METRORail system which is just across from the main campus.
Many students benefit from Rice’s small classes and 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The university also provides students with over 360 undergraduate and graduate degree options in over 60 academic departments. Outside of the classroom, students interested in media and journalism can participate in a variety of student-led organizations like The Rice Thresher, The Campanile, and KTRU Rice Radio. Notable alumni include pilot Howard Hughes, writer Joyce Carol Oates, and American investor John Doerr.
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a public institution with a total undergraduate enrollment of roughly 45,000. The school has expanded since its inception and now provides a range of programs through its 14 academic colleges. The University of Houston tuition and fees for in-state students are about half the cost of those for out-of-state students, and the school offers many merit and need-based scholarships for applicants that fulfill scholarship criteria. Students that attend the University of Houston have access to a variety of student organizations and networking opportunities, athletic teams, and four on-campus libraries.
The university is in an urban setting with a dense campus that covers over 650 acres with classes that follow a semester-based academic calendar. The current student-faculty ratio at the University of Houston is 23:1, which is typical for a large, flagship state university.
Located in Houston, The University of Houston campus is split up into districts that separate schools and department-specific libraries. Notable alumni include actor Dennis Quaid, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and rappers Lil Wayne, Master P, and Chamillionaire.
Houston Baptist University offers 137 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 850 students graduated with students earning 457 Bachelor's degrees, 378 Master's degrees, 14 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest offers 29 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 741 students graduated with students earning 391 Certificates, 306 Associate's degrees, and 44 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Rice University Houston, TX||10 : 1||7,282|
|Houston International College Cardiotech Ultrasound School Houston, TX||7 : 1||60|
|University of Houston Houston, TX||30 : 1||46,148|
|University of St Thomas Houston, TX||23 : 1||3,448|
|School of Automotive Machinists & Technology Houston, TX||21 : 1||166|
|Culinary Institute Inc Houston, TX||10 : 1||301|
|The Vocational Nursing Institute Inc Houston, TX||11|
|Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston Houston, TX||229|
|Vet Tech Institute of Houston Houston, TX||22 : 1||197|
|Prairie View A & M University Prairie View, TX||21 : 1||8,940|
|Houston Baptist University Houston, TX||27 : 1||3,741|
|The College of Health Care Professions-Southwest Houston Houston, TX||38 : 1||573|
|Altierus Career College-Bissonnet Houston, TX||57 : 1||452|
|Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX||24 : 1||989|
|Trend Barber College Houston, TX||12|
|The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest Houston, TX||39 : 1||1,684|
|Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. Houston, TX||1,479|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston, TX||33 : 1||9,082|
|Sebring Career Schools-Houston Houston, TX||88|
|University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX||41 : 1||14,640|