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.
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.
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
|Texas Tech University System Office||Lubbock||TX||Central office or Administrative Unit||No Data|
|Texas Vocational Schools Inc||Victoria||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||197|
|Texas Wesleyan University||Fort Worth||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||3133|
|Texas Womans University||Denton||TX||4-year public||8404|
|The Academy of Health Care Professions||Houston||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||293|
|The College of Saint Thomas More||Fort Worth||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||14|
|The Houston Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute||Houston||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|The University of Texas - Pan American||Edinburg||TX||4-year public||12759|
|The University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center||Houston||TX||4-year public||25|
|The University of Texas at Arlington||Arlington||TX||4-year public||20424|
|The University of Texas at Austin||Austin||TX||4-year public||49996|
|The University of Texas at Brownsville||Brownsville||TX||4-year public||9072|
|The University of Texas at Dallas||Richardson||TX||4-year public||10945|
|The University of Texas at El Paso||El Paso||TX||4-year public||15224|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio||TX||4-year public||18830|
|The University of Texas at Tyler||Tyler||TX||4-year public||3594|
|The University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio||San Antonio||TX||4-year public||2543|
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||Houston||TX||4-year public||3143|
|The University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston||Galveston||TX||4-year public||1927|
|The University of Texas of the Permian Basin||Odessa||TX||4-year public||2224|
|The University of Texas Southwest Med Ctr - Dallas||Dallas||TX||4-year public||1505|
|The University of Texas System Office||Austin||TX||Central office or Administrative Unit||No Data|
|Tomball Beauty Academy||Tomball||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Touch of Class School of Cosmetology||Greenville||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||52|
|Tri - State Cosmetology Institute 1||El Paso||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||167|
|Tri - State Cosmetology Institute 2||El Paso||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Tri - State Semi Driver Training||Houston||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Tri State Semi Driver Training Inc||Palmer||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Trinity University||San Antonio||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||2571|
|Trinity Valley Community College||Athens||TX||2-year public||4780|
|Tyler County Hospital School of Nursing||Woodville||TX||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Tyler International School of Aviation||Tyler||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Tyler Junior College||Tyler||TX||2-year public||8319|
|United States National Tennis Academy||Waxahachie||TX||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||136|
|Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc||Houston||TX||2-year private, for-profit||1625|
|University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences||Mcallen||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||269|
|University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences||Harlingen||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||75|
|University of Dallas||Irving||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||3738|
|University of Houston||Houston||TX||4-year public||32123|
|University of Houston - Clear Lake||Houston||TX||4-year public||7580|
|University of Houston - Downtown||Houston||TX||4-year public||8951|
|University of Houston - System Administration||Houston||TX||Central office or Administrative Unit||No Data|
|University of Houston - Victoria||Victoria||TX||4-year public||1698|
|University of Mary Hardin - Baylor||Belton||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||2590|
|University of North Texas||Denton||TX||4-year public||27054|
|University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth||Forth Worth||TX||4-year public||729|
|University of St Thomas||Houston||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||4073|
|University of the Incarnate Word||San Antonio||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||3702|
|Valley Baptist Medical Center School of Voc Nurs||Harlingen||TX||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Vanguard Institute of Technology||Pharr||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||505|
|Velma Bs Beauty Academy||Dallas||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||89|
|Vernon College||Vernon||TX||2-year public||2095|
|Victoria Beauty College Inc||Victoria||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||73|
|Victoria College||Victoria||TX||2-year public||4022|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology||Brownsville||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology||Austin||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology||Houston||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 1||Corpus Christi||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 13||San Antonio||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 14||San Antonio||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 15||San Antonio||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 2||Austin||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 21||Killeen||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 25||Corpus Christi||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 29||Del Rio||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 4||Austin||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 5||San Antonio||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 7||Mcallen||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 8||Waco||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Vogue College of Cosmetology 9||Lubbock||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Wade College||Dallas||TX||2-year private, for-profit||228|
|Wadley Regional Medical Center - School of Rad Techn||Texarkana||TX||2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Wadley Regional Medical Center School of Med Tech||Texarkana||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Wayland Baptist University||Plainview||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||5093|
|Weatherford College||Weatherford||TX||2-year public||2788|
|West Texas A & M University||Canyon||TX||4-year public||6775|
|West Texas Barber Styling College||Amarillo||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Western Technical College||El Paso||TX||2-year private, for-profit||286|
|Western Technical College||El Paso||TX||2-year private, for-profit||414|
|Western Texas College||Snyder||TX||2-year public||1233|
|Wharton County Junior College||Wharton||TX||2-year public||4571|
|Wiley College||Marshall||TX||4-year private, not-for-profit||552|
|Williams Barber College||Fort Worth||TX||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/‹ First < 3 4 5