I-O Graduate Program
The City of San Angelo
San Angelo is a small metropolitan city in the heart of west central Texas. Including the small communities immediately surrounding the city, the population rests at about 105,000. The city is located on the junction of US 87, US 67, and US 277, and is only 90 minutes from I-10 and I-20. The nearest large metropolitan areas are San Antonio (about 180 miles southeast) and the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex (about 225 miles northeast). The city is also served by its regional airport (Mathis Field) with service from American Eagle (connecting in Dallas), connecting San Angelo to a wide array of other cities by air.
Some of San Angelo’s largest employers are Goodfellow Air Force Base, an intelligence and firefighting training center; Shannon Health System, operating a large hospital and several clinics; San Angelo ISD, which operates two high schools in the city; Verizon; Angelo State University; SITEL, a national customer service call center; and Ethicon, a surgical supplies manufacturer and division of Johnson & Johnson. The city is also in the midst of an oil boom, and so new opportunities for employment and internships are increasing.
The climate in San Angelo is “warm and dry.” We average about 18 inches of rain per year historically, and the temperature can climb into the 100’s fairly frequently during the summer. However, humidity is usually low, so it doesn’t feel quite as bad as it sounds! Those who love the outdoors will have a state park to visit and Lake Nasworthy, where many San Angeloans go to waterski and just have fun. The people are very friendly and helpful - volunteerism is a strong ethic in San Angelo and we believe in building our fellow citizens up for the good of all of us.
We encourage you to visit the following links to learn more about the city and what it offers. Each link will open a separate browser window.
- Our answers.com entry
- San Angelo Standard-Times
- San Angelo State Park
- Mathis Field Regional Airport
- San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
- San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council
Some of our elective coursework is taught by other faculty members. For more information, visit the Faculty and Staff page.