Universities and Colleges in Houston


This big Texas city has a lot to offer. Whether you're interested in NASA's Johnson Space Center, world-class museums such as the American Cowboy Museum, or family-friendly destinations, you'll find what you're looking for in Houston. Houston is also well known for some of the best barbecue in the Lone Star State. Try the barbecue at Otto's, Damari's, Drexels, or Good Company Barbecue for a taste of Houston's culinary claim to fame. With more than 575.5 miles of freeways and expressways in the 10-county metro area, Houston is a very car-oriented city. However plentiful public transportation is available in the form of buses, trolleys, and lift vans. Some of Houston's favorite sports teams include: the Astros, the Texans, and the Rockets.


Studying at Houston, TX Colleges and Universities

Students can choose from a number of schools in Houston, including the University of Houston, Rice University, Texas Southern University, and University of St. Thomas to name a few.You can earn a degree or certificate in fields from engineering to liberal arts to health care, which can prepare you for a career with some of Houston's top employers:

  • National Oilwell Varco
  • Transocean
  • McDermott International
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • CB&I
  • Noble Corporation

Employment and Economic Outlook in Houston

As of July 2010, the unemployment rate for Houston was 8.8 percent compared to the national unemployment average of 9.5 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 2.5 million people are employed in the greater Houston metropolitan area who are earning a mean hourly wage of $21.58 and a mean annual salary of $48,180, which compares favorably to the national average of $44,880 across occupations. Some more good news for graduates of Houston colleges would be the cost of living in Houston is about 10.5 percent below the national average, meaning those extra dollars will go further.

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