184,800 aerospace & aviation industry workers

1,350 aerospace firms

$84,300 - Average annual salary for aerospace & aviation industry employees

#3 in the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing employment

Home to more than 10% of all aerospace manufacturing jobs

$5.6 billion in aerospace exports (2012)

$3.7+ billion - State expenditures for R&D at higher education institutions

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is the hub of NASA’s human space flight operations

23 college and university-level aeronautical programs

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Houston
  • Rice University
  • Texas State Technical College
  • St. Philip’s College

36 public high schools offering aeronautical courses

14 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved airframe & powerplant (A&P) schools

Source: www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com