Texas Computer Training Schools

By size, the tech industry in Texas is second nationally, employing more than 580,000 people in 2014, according to CompTIA's 2015 report, Cyberstates.

For the past eleven years, the technology and information industry has been part of the state's Industry Cluster, an economic development strategy focused around a collection of six industries that offer the most growth opportunities. The state is home to a who's who of technology leaders across business sectors, from software development to security, databases to networking. Industry leaders, such as Google, Oracle, Cisco, Symantec, Amazon and Verizon all have a major presence in the state. In fact, AT&T (Dallas), Dell (Round Rock) and BMC Software (Houston) -- three technology giants -- have headquarters in the state.

Computer science education in Texas

Institution Name No. of Computer Science Programs Offered Tuition & Fees Admission Rate
St. Mary's University 5 $28,200 77.66%
Northwest Vista College 3 $5,824 N/A
Eastfield College 3 $3,330 N/A
ITT Technical Institute-San Antonio 3 N/A N/A
Richland College 3 $3,330 N/A
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

The growth of the tech industry depends on developing and training a highly educated workforce. Texas is home to several of the country's top ranked computer science programs, including five ranked in the top 100, according to U.S. News & World Report. In addition to academic leaders, such as the University of Texas, prospective students can select from more than 160 public and private institutions to complete their education in a tech-related program of study.

Tech Industries and Career Outlook in Texas

CareerAnnual Mean WageStatewide Projected Job Growth RateStatewide Current Number of Jobs
Computer Network Architects$116,47021.9%11,330
Computer Network Support Specialists$71,94019.5%18,510
Computer Programmers$86,2000.4%20,740
Computer Systems Analysts$96,19032.1%58,610
Database Administrators$88,94023.7%11,480
Information Security Analysts$94,97031.2%7,210
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$91,34020.7%32,150
Software Developers, Applications$107,28027.4%49,560
Software Developers, Systems Software$111,04023.3%33,330
Web Developers$71,34036.7%10,110
Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

According to the Texas Economic Development Corporation, more than 30 of Silicon Valley's top companies either have headquarters or a major corporate presence in Texas, particularly in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin regions. 


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