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
Concordia University at Austin Austin TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 795
Conlees College of Cosmetology Kerrville TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 32
Corpus Christi Aviation Corpus Christi TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cosmetology Career Center Llc Carrollton TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 48
Cothron Aviation Inc Arlington TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Court Reporting Institute - Wheeler Institute of Texas Dallas TX 2-year private, for-profit 501
Covenant Health Systems School of Radiologic Lubbock TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health Lubbock TX 2-year private, not-for-profit 139
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 Baptist University Dallas TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 4032
Dallas Christian College Dallas TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 255
Dallas County Community College District Dallas TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Dallas Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Med Dallas TX 4-year private, for-profit 44
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Dallas TX 2-year private, not-for-profit 138
Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 1561
Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 2-year public 9936
Delta Career Institute Beaumont TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 72
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
Devry University - Irving Irving TX 4-year private, for-profit 3462
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 Baptist University Marshall TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 1402
East Texas Careers Nacogdoches TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Eastfield College Mesquite TX 2-year public 7873
Education Service Center - Region 2 Corpus Christi TX 4-year public 89
El Centro College Dallas TX 2-year public 4333
El Paso Community College El Paso TX 2-year public 18001
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
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest Austin TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 113
Espanolas Beauty College Inc Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Ess College of Business Dallas TX 2-year private, for-profit 542
Euro Hair School Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 127
Exposito School of Hair Design Ltd Amarillo TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 53
Faris Computer School Inc Nederland TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 13
Fletcher Aviation Group Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Fort Worth Beauty School Fort Worth TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 110
Frank Phillips College Borger TX 2-year public 1155
Franklin Beauty School Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 151
Galen Health Institute - San Antonio San Antonio TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 49
Galveston College Galveston TX 2-year public 2255
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
Grayson County College Denison TX 2-year public 3318
Gregg School of Auctioneering Lockney TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hallmark Institute of Technology San Antonio TX 2-year private, for-profit 425
Hardin - Simmons University Abilene TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 2304
Helicopters Services Inc Spring TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Hendrick Medical Center School of Radiography Abilene TX 2-year private, not-for-profit 21
Hill College Hillsboro TX 2-year public 2512
Houston Allied Health Careers Inc Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 205
Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Comm Houston TX 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Houston Baptist University Houston TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 2673
Houston Community College System Houston TX 2-year public 40929
Houston Graduate School of Theology Houston TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 192
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
Houston Training School Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 199
Houston Training School - South Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 284
Howard College Big Spring TX 2-year public 2260
Howard Payne University Brownwood TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 1480
Huntsville Memorial Hospital School Voc Nursing Huntsville TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 21
Huston - Tillotson University Austin TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 602
Icc Technical Institute Houston TX Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit 141
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 Cosmetology & Esthetics Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 61
Institute of Ocean Technology Houston TX 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Interactive Learning Systems Houston TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 103
Interactive Learning Systems Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 75
International Aviation and Travel Academy Arlington TX 2-year private, for-profit 525
International Aviation and Travel Academy Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 127
International Beauty College Irving TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 129
International Beauty College 3 Garland TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 81
International Bible College San Antonio TX 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
International Business College El Paso TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 221
International Business College Denton TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 209
International Business College Lubbock TX 2-year private, for-profit 661
International Business College El Paso TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 261
International Business College Corporation System El Paso TX Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
International Business School Midland TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 448
International Business School - Sherman Campus Sherman TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 199
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
ITT Technical Institute Austin TX 2-year private, for-profit 594
ITT Technical Institute Arlington TX 2-year private, for-profit 401
ITT Technical Institute Houston TX 2-year private, for-profit 389
ITT Technical Institute Richardson TX 2-year private, for-profit 495
ITT Technical Institute Houston TX 2-year private, for-profit 459
ITT Technical Institute San Antonio TX 2-year private, for-profit 695
ITT Technical Institute Houston TX 2-year private, for-profit 540
Iverson Business School and Court Reporting Arlington TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 141
Jackson Beauty School 2 League City TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 35
Jacksonville College - Main Campus Jacksonville TX 2-year private, not-for-profit 275
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins TX 4-year private, not-for-profit 537
Jones Beauty College Dallas TX Less than 2-year private, for-profit 153

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

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