Colleges in Texas

Colleges in Texas are overseen by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, an agency of the state's government. The THECB Headquarters are located in the city of Austin. It is comprised of seven members that the governor appoints for six-year terms on a staggered basis. The board decides which Texas schools can start or continue programs to earn degrees. The Board also evaluates degree programs from other states or countries for use in schools in Texas.

Operations of the various Texas colleges and universities is carried out by each system's board of regents. In 1998, the THECB began a program entitled "Closing the Gap by 2015" with the goal of closing educational gaps within Texas schools and between the state and other US states.

Thirty-two of the 36 distinct public universities in Texas are divided into six state university systems as follows.

  • The University of Texas System
  • Texas A&M System
  • University of Houston System
  • University of North Texas System
  • Texas State System
  • Texas Tech System

Three of Texas's universities have been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as research institutes: the University of Texas, Austin University of Houston and Texas A&M University.

Universities and colleges in Texas include a wide choice of private institutions from community colleges and four-year liberal arts programs to a high-ranking research university. Rice University, located in Houston is a nationally recognized private teaching and research university that is ranked the 17th best overall university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Trinity University in Houston, which offers mostly four-year liberal arts degrees along with a few select graduate programs, has ranked first in the Western United States for schools of its kind 20 consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report.

Most of the two-year community colleges in the state fall under the leadership of Texas Community College Districts. There are 50 Districts with 70 community colleges scattered across the state.

Economy

In 2010, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the Gross State Product (GSP) as $1.207 trillion, the nation's second highest. The GSP of Texas is comparable to Canada, the world's 11th largest economy. In 2009, the per capita personal income was found to be $36,484 and ranked 29th in the nation. Factors that contribute to the state's wealth are a large population due to large land area, thriving cities, abundant natural resources and of course the discovery of oil. Petroleum has played a significant role in both politics and the economy of Texas since the discovery of oil at Spindletop, a salt dome oilfield in Beaumont in 1901. The leading Texas schools of higher education have also contributed to the state's economical welfare.

Texas shares the position of having the most fortune 500 companies in the nation with California. There were 346,000 millionaires in the state as of 2010. Texas was ranked by Site Selection magazine as the business-friendliest state in the United States in 2010.

Texans do not pay a state income tax. Instead, revenue is collected from property and sales tax. Local and state tax burdens are among the lowest in the nation. it is also a "tax donor" state meaning that for every federal dollar paid by state residents to the federal government the state receives benefits.

Agriculture and mining has long been important to the economy of Texas. It has the highest acreage and the most farms in the nation. It is the leading state for cattle, sheep and goat products and cotton. The state contributes a significant part of the nation's cereal and produce. Mineral resources have allowed the state to be a leader in cement, salt, gravel and limestone.

Technology has grown important to the economy in Texas. A variety of high tech industries have developed as large university systems team with initiatives such as the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and the Texas Enterprise Fund. The state hosts the headquarters of Dell, Texas Instruments, AT&T, Rackspace and Perot Systems. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is located in Houston and Fort Worth is the home of Bell Helicopter Textron and Lockheed Martin's Aeronautics division.

Texas will remain strong in the nation in education, jobs and economy decade after decade.

Found 483 Post-Secondary Schools In Texas


Title City State Type Enrollment
A Professional Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Academy of Barbering Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Academy of Health Care Professions Austin TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Action Career Training Merkel TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design Weslaco TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Airline Transport Professionals Grand Prairie TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Aladdin Beauty College Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Aladdin Beauty College Administrative Office Carrollton TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Alamo Community College District Central Office San Antonio TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Allegro Travel School Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Amari Institute Inc Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Inspectors Institute Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
American Weld Testing School Pasadena TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Associated Builders and Contractors Constr Trg Ctr Nederland TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Austin Institute of Real Estate Austin TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Barber College and Hairstyling School 2 Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Barbizon School of Modeling Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bay Ridge Christian College Kendleton TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Baylor University Medical Center - Sch of Rad Techn Dallas TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Austin TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers San Antonio TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Berlitz Language Centers Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Brazosport Beauty College Freeport TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Career Blazers Learning Centers of Houston Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Central Texas Beauty College Round Rock TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Champions School of Real Estate Spring TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Christ for the Nations Institute Dallas TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Citizen Medical Center School of Radiological Tech Victoria TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Classic Beauty Academy Conroe TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Clerical Art School Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Clinical Dental Careers Brownsville TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Corpus Christi Aviation Corpus Christi TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cothron Aviation Inc Arlington TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Covenant Health Systems School of Radiologic Lubbock TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Crawfords Barbering Academy Beaumont TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Criswell College Dallas TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Dallas County Community College District Dallas TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Delta Quala Training Inc Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Dental Opportunities Channelview TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Dianes School of Modeling Amarillo TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Dsu Training Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
East Texas Careers Nacogdoches TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Electrical Training Center Houston TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Environmental Training and Certification Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Espanolas Beauty College Inc Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Fletcher Aviation Group Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Glasson Flight Training Corpus Christi TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Grahams Barber College Inc Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Gregg School of Auctioneering Lockney TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Helicopters Services Inc Spring TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Comm Houston TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Houston Montessori Center Houston TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Houston School of Floral Design Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Image Maker School of Hair Design Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Institute - Eastern Orthodox Studies Houston TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Institute of Cosmetic Arts and Science Corpus Christi TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Institute of Ocean Technology Houston TX 2-year private, for-profit No Data
International Bible College San Antonio TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
International Business College Corporation System El Paso TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
International Christian Institute and Graduate Sch Houston TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
International Renowned Beauty Academy Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
International Travel Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kings Way Missionary Institute Mcallen TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Landmark Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Larrys Barber and Hairstyling College Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Latin American Bible Insitute San Antonio TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Leonards Training Programs Inc Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Leonards Training Programs Inc Arlington TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lindsey - Cooper Refrigeration School Incorporated Irving TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Lower Rio Grande Valley Dev Council Police Academy Harlingen TX Less than 2-year public No Data
Lubbock Hair Academy Lubbock TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
M Weeks Welding Laboratory Testing and School Nederland TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Mary Lynnes Beauty School Texarkana TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Mayo - Hill School of Modeling Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Memorial Hermann - Memorial City Hosp Sch of Voc Nur Houston TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Houston TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Milan Institute of Cosmetology San Antonio TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Modern Barber College Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Montessori Teacher Training Houston TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Mrc Day Spa and School Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Neuhaus Education Center Bellaire TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Odessa College Odessa TX No Data
Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Professional Careers Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
R S Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Reynaldo Garza School of Law San Benito TX 4-year private, for-profit No Data
Roffler Sch of Hair Design Austin TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
San Jacinto College District Pasadena TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Security Academy of Texas Nederland TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Skiles University of Hair Design Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
South Texas Barber College Inc Corpus Christi TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southwest Bible Institute San Angelo TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers Del Rio TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers Uvalde TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southwestern Professional Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southwestern Professional Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Sst Travel School San Antonio TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Texas A & M University System Admin and Gen Office College Station TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Texas Allbreed Grooming School Inc Arlington TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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