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Texas Schools

In the state of Texas, academia is a thriving field. The trends in Texas' academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Texas By Profession

6,042 6,454 6,460 6,989
3,378 3,547 4,007 3,806
7,981 8,019 8,308 8,383
7,119 7,197 7,604 7,738
9,609 9,596 9,796 10,013
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

From 2006 to 2009, the number of higher education faculty at the 440 colleges and universities in Texas grew from 34,129 members to 36,929.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 9%.

Average faculty salaries in Texas

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

The average salary of higher education faculty in Texas is $54,676 per year. This is less than faculty salaries in the rest of the country, which average $57,293 per year. And in Texas male faculty earn more than female faculty. There is a 8% difference in salaries.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Texas

No data at this time.

Of Texas' 28,857 higher education faculty members, 46% have tenure and 23% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Texas by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Texas Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.45% 4.38% 7.49%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Texas
  • Light Blue: National

In Texas the number of full-time faculty in the state has grown by 7%. Similarly from 2006 to 2009, the number of part-time faculty has also increased by 4%. This data shows that in Texas, working full-time in academia is becoming more common.

National Vs. Texas Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.09% -7.07% 4.43%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Texas
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Texas

No data at this time.

And 30% of part-time faculty in Texas belonged to an ethnic or racial minority in 2009. While 25% of those who were working on a full-time basis identified themselves as being from an ethnically diverse background.

Part time faculty minorities in Texas

No data at this time.

National Vs. Texas Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 2.17% -0.8% 9.49%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Texas
  • Yellow: National

The total number of ethnic or racial minority faculty in Texas state increased by 13% from 2006 to 2009. The state statistics are consistent with national statistics. In 2006, there were 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally, of which 134,815 were from a minority background. And in 2009, there were 855,625 faculty working around the nation, of which 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Texas by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Texas by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Texas Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 0.63% -2.62% 2.71%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Texas
  • Light Blue: National

As the percentage of minorities in academia has grown in Texas, the percentage of women has also increased. This is consistent with national trends, which show that the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2009.

National Vs. Texas Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 2.18% 2.19% 10.74%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Texas
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Texas Faculty employment by Gender

National Texas
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 45%
Women 55%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Texas


Consistent with the growth in the number of higher education faculty in Texas, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased in Texas.

Currently in Texas, there are 1,302,460 undergraduate students and 167,922 graduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Texas

41498 41781 42539 47236 43118
77398 79015 83698 84788 88608
3333 3599 5112 5532 8669
32486 31739 33594 35455 35851
53125 55388 53698 60683 71900
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Texas


In 2009, in Texas, 69,842 students graduated from institutions of higher learning. Of these students, 36% graduated from bachelors degree programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Texas


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the colleges and universities in Texas.

Retention rates in Texas

Returning Students 58%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

It is interesting to note that for every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs in Texas, only 58 students return to school the following year and 42 eventually graduate. This is consistent with national trends show a retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Texas

Graduation Students 42%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Texas Students By Gender

National Texas
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 43%
Women 57%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Texas, the student population is diverse. Of the 1,470,382 students studying in the state's colleges and universities, 57% are female, and 48% identify themselves as being from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Texas Students Minorities

National Texas
Minorities 29%
Minorities 48%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Texas

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  1. Texas Business Schools507,568 Employed
  2. Texas Teaching Schools324,509 Employed
  3. Texas Engineering Schools232,666 Employed
  4. Texas Biology Schools162,003 Employed
  5. Texas Music Schools155,420 Employed
  6. Texas Law Schools151,851 Employed
  7. Texas Art Schools151,098 Employed
  8. Texas Psychology Schools137,650 Employed
  9. Texas Information Systems Schools133,686 Employed
  10. Texas Business Administration Schools130,252 Employed
  11. Texas Management Schools120,543 Employed
  12. Texas Liberal Arts Schools116,392 Employed
  13. Texas English Schools101,705 Employed
  14. Texas Design Schools97,106 Employed
  15. Texas Criminal Justice Schools92,669 Employed
  16. Texas Math Schools85,425 Employed
  17. Texas Educational Leadership Schools84,985 Employed
  18. Texas Counseling Schools80,704 Employed
  19. Texas Nursing Schools79,387 Employed
  20. Texas Information Technology Schools78,175 Employed
  21. Texas Physics Schools71,856 Employed
  22. Texas Accounting Schools70,468 Employed
  23. Texas MBA Schools69,175 Employed
  24. Texas Finance Schools68,745 Employed
  25. Texas Early Childhood Education Schools68,047 Employed
  26. Texas Communications Schools64,172 Employed
  27. Texas Chemistry Schools63,788 Employed
  28. Texas Architecture Schools58,850 Employed
  29. Texas Visual Communications Schools54,538 Employed
  30. Texas History Schools53,119 Employed
  31. Texas BSN Schools50,415 Employed
  32. Texas Forensic Nursing Schools50,415 Employed
  33. Texas RN to BSN Schools50,415 Employed
  34. Texas Marketing Schools49,131 Employed
  35. Texas Sociology Schools45,156 Employed
  36. Texas Political Science Schools44,915 Employed
  37. Texas Health Science Schools42,326 Employed
  38. Texas Human Services Schools40,658 Employed
  39. Texas Nutrition Schools40,320 Employed
  40. Texas Public Administration Schools39,824 Employed
  41. Texas Property Management Schools39,730 Employed
  42. Texas Computer Networking Schools38,961 Employed
  43. Texas Special Education Schools38,671 Employed
  44. Texas International Business Schools38,597 Employed
  45. Texas Veterinary Schools38,182 Employed
  46. Texas Drafting Schools37,760 Employed
  47. Texas Journalism Schools37,703 Employed
  48. Texas Social Work Schools37,122 Employed
  49. Texas Hospitality Schools33,896 Employed
  50. Texas Radiology Technology Schools32,903 Employed
  51. Texas Mechanical Engineering Schools31,861 Employed
  52. Texas Fire Science Schools31,493 Employed
  53. Texas Speech Therapy Schools31,157 Employed
  54. Texas Electrical Engineering Schools30,824 Employed
  55. Texas Computer Programming Schools30,477 Employed
  56. Texas Theology Schools30,287 Employed
  57. Texas Public Relations Schools29,707 Employed
  58. Texas Computer Science Schools28,881 Employed
  59. Texas Paralegal Schools28,480 Employed
  60. Texas Computer Engineering Schools28,463 Employed
  61. Texas School Psychology Schools28,343 Employed
  62. Texas Human Resources Schools27,353 Employed
  63. Texas Biochemistry Schools26,723 Employed
  64. Texas Elementary Education Schools24,723 Employed
  65. Texas Advertising Schools24,651 Employed
  66. Texas Biomedical Engineering Schools24,546 Employed
  67. Texas Graphic Design Schools24,493 Employed
  68. Texas Fashion Schools23,607 Employed
  69. Texas Culinary Schools23,520 Employed
  70. Texas Public Health Schools23,465 Employed
  71. Texas Business Management Schools23,215 Employed
  72. Texas Respiratory Therapy Schools22,743 Employed
  73. Texas Supply Chain Management Schools21,122 Employed
  74. Texas Surgical Technology Schools20,376 Employed
  75. Texas Construction Management Schools20,308 Employed
  76. Texas Health Information Schools20,093 Employed
  77. Texas X Ray Technician Schools19,911 Employed
  78. Texas Civil Engineering Schools19,571 Employed
  79. Texas Web Design Schools19,116 Employed
  80. Texas Interior Design Schools16,705 Employed
  81. Texas Occupational Therapy Schools16,424 Employed
  82. Texas Physical Therapy Assistant Schools16,359 Employed
  83. Texas Dental Hygienist Schools16,270 Employed
  84. Texas Clinical Psychology Schools15,398 Employed
  85. Texas Fashion Design Schools15,126 Employed
  86. Texas Fashion Marketing Schools14,649 Employed
  87. Texas Sports Medicine Schools14,369 Employed
  88. Texas Creative Writing Schools14,181 Employed
  89. Texas Sports Management Schools14,069 Employed
  90. Texas Mental Health Schools13,579 Employed
  91. Texas Healthcare Administration Schools13,363 Employed
  92. Texas Medical Coding Schools13,043 Employed
  93. Texas Sonography Schools12,855 Employed
  94. Texas Ultrasound Technology Schools12,855 Employed
  95. Texas Fashion Merchandising Schools12,759 Employed
  96. Texas Small Business Schools10,592 Employed
  97. Texas Film Schools10,361 Employed
  98. Texas Physical Therapy Schools10,174 Employed
  99. Texas Organizational Psychology Schools10,056 Employed
  100. Texas Hotel Management Schools9,842 Employed
  101. Texas Healthcare Management Schools9,817 Employed
  102. Texas Animation Schools9,332 Employed
  103. Texas Video Game Design Schools9,332 Employed
  104. Texas Forestry Schools9,288 Employed
  105. Texas Computer Animation Schools8,543 Employed
  106. Texas Web Development Schools8,218 Employed
  107. Texas Video Production Schools7,349 Employed
  108. Texas Risk Management Schools6,828 Employed
  109. Texas Music Production Schools6,188 Employed
  110. Texas Forensic Science Schools5,389 Employed
  111. Texas Physician Assistant Schools5,234 Employed
  112. Texas Software Engineering Schools5,119 Employed
  113. Texas Restaurant Management Schools4,691 Employed
  114. Texas Ministry Schools4,613 Employed
  115. Texas Gerontology Schools4,247 Employed
  116. Texas Criminology Schools4,092 Employed
  117. Texas Court Reporter Schools3,893 Employed
  118. Texas Music Therapy Schools3,689 Employed
  119. Texas Carpentry Schools3,121 Employed
  120. Texas Christian Counseling Schools3,089 Employed
  121. Texas Health Information Management Schools2,106 Employed
  122. Texas Industrial Design Schools1,682 Employed
  123. Texas Homeland Security Schools1,407 Employed
  124. Texas Sports Psychology Schools925 Employed
  125. Texas Game Design Schools789 Employed
  126. Texas Game Development Schools789 Employed
  127. Texas Project Management Schools353 Employed
  128. Texas Medical Billing Schools317 Employed
  129. Texas Emergency Management Schools301 Employed

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