Workforce

Highlights

  • The College Station market is considerably younger than many Texas communities.
  • From a business perspective, 30% of the population falls between ages 24-59, the primary working years.
  • 39% of the market is between ages 18-24, which represents the labor force’s next generation .
  • About 18,000 students graduate from Texas A&M each year.

 

Population by age group chart

Small business and large corporations start here to grow, or they pick us for expansion, because our community consistently provides a highly educated workforce with work ethics driven by Texas principles. Companies such as Safe2Save, EcoZapp, and Lone-Star Roofing call College Station home. Nift, a Boston-based company, chose to expand in College Station, citing our educated workforce as a major driver. FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies recently announced the expansion of its gene therapy manufacturing facility in College Station, and Frogslayer, one of the nation’s top software companies, is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in Texas. K2Share, a renowned cybersecurity firm, was ranked first in the same award cycle.

Our community is filled with talented and educated young professionals, as well as a large, vibrant population with years of experience from working around the world. With a range of experience and talents, 95% of the community has a high school diploma or higher, and almost 60% have a college degree. With Blinn College and Texas A&M , we have more than 80,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled locally each year. They are ready for internships and full-time jobs.


educational attainment for population 25+ in 2018
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