List of colleges and universities in Texas

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The Main Building at the University of Texas at Austin (left), Lovett Hall at Rice University (middle), and the Academic Building at Texas A&M University (right)

The following is a list of colleges and universities in Texas, United States.

Contents

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University of Houston
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UH-Clear Lake
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UH-Downtown
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UH-Victoria
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North Texas
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UNT Health Science
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UNT at Dallas
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UT at Arlington
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UT at Austin
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UT Dallas
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UTEP
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UTPB
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UTRGV
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UTSA
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UT Tyler
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TAMIU
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Texas A&M
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A&M-Commerce
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A&M-Corpus Christi
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A&M-San Antonio
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A&M-Kingsville
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Prairie View A&M
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Tarleton State
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A&M-Texarkana
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West Texas A&M
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A&M-Central Texas
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Lamar [1]
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Sam Houston State [1]
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Sul Ross State [1]
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Texas State [1]
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Angelo State
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Texas Tech
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TT Health Science
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TT Health Science El Paso
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Midwestern State
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Stephen F. Austin State
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Texas Southern
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Texas Woman's
State university locations

Red pog.svg – University of Houston System
Green pog.svg – University of North Texas System
Orange pog.svg – University of Texas System
Brown pog.svg – Texas A&M University System
Yellow pog.svg – Texas State University System
Black pog.svg – Texas Tech University System

Purple pog.svg – Independent state university

State universities

38 separate and distinct public universities exist in Texas, of which 34 belong to one of the six state university systems.

University of Houston System

The University of Houston System has four separate and distinct institutions; each is a stand-alone university and confers its own degrees. Its flagship institution is the University of Houston. The three others are stand-alone universities; they are not branch campuses of the University of Houston.

University of Houston state research university in Houston, Texas, United States

The University of Houston (UH) is a state research university and the main institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, UH is the third-largest university in Texas with over 46,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UH as a doctoral degree-granting institution with "highest research activity." The U.S. News & World Report ranks the university No. 171 in its National University Rankings, and No. 91 among top public universities.

Admission into each institution is separate, and each institution has distinct admission criteria and requirements.

InstitutionFoundedEnrollments
(Fall 2012)
Campus acreageFreshman acceptance rate [2] (Fall 2012)EndowmentResearch expenditures (FY 2011)Carnegie classification [3] U.S. News ranking
University of Houston 192743,79766755.9%$589.8 million [4] $127.5 million [4] Research
(Very High)
National Universities,
No. 187 [5]
University of Houston–Clear Lake 19718,153524N/A$22.6 million [6] $2.2 million [6] Master's (Large)Regional Universities (West),
No. 81 [7]
University of Houston–Downtown 197413,9162090.3%$34.7 million [8] $1.5 million [8] Baccalaureate–
Diverse
Regional Colleges (West),
No. 31 [9]
University of Houston–Victoria 19714,3352084.6%$15.2 million [10] $1.2 million [10] Master's (Large)Regional Universities (West),
Tier 2 [11]

University of North Texas System

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
Campus
acreage
Endowment
Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie
classification [3]
University of North Texas 189037,979 [12] 1,200$143.4 million [13] Very High Research Activity
University of North Texas at Dallas 20002,040246
University of North Texas Health Science Center 19701,94933

University of Texas System

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
(Fall 2015)
Campus
acreage
Endowment
Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie
classification [3]
University of Texas at Arlington 1895 [14] 37,008420 [15] $130 millionVery High Research Activity
University of Texas at Austin 188351,313350$3.27 billionHighest Research Activity
University of Texas at Dallas 196924,533445$415 million [16] Highest Research Activity
University of Texas at El Paso 191423,397420$153 millionHigh Research Activity
University of Texas at San Antonio 196928,628747$133.9 Million [16] $78.0 millionHigh Research Activity
University of Texas at Tyler 19718,862207$60 millionMasters Large
University of Texas of the Permian Basin 19735,560564$17 millionMasters Medium
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 2013 [ut 1] 29,045 [ut 2] 621 [ut 2] $71.5 million [ut 2] Masters Large [ut 3]
  1. UTRGV was formally founded in 2013 and entered full operation in 2015, following the merger of the University of Texas–Pan American (UTPA), founded in 1927, and the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB), founded in 1991.
  2. 1 2 3 Based on combined totals of UTPA and UTB prior to the merger.
  3. Classification based on that of UTPA, the larger of the two predecessor institutions. UTB was classified as "Master's (Medium)".

Texas A&M University System

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
(Fall 2011)
Campus
acreage
Endowment
Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie
classification [3]
Texas A&M International University 19696,853 (Fall 2010)300Doctoral/Research University
Texas A&M University 1876 [17] [Note 1] 49,861 [18] 5500 [19] $5.1 billion (Systemwide) [20] Highest Research Activity
Texas A&M University–Commerce 188912,321 (Fall 2014) [21] 140$13 million [22] Doctoral/Research University
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi 194710,169 (Fall 2011)240Doctoral/Research University
Texas A&M University–San Antonio 20093,500
Texas A&M University–Kingsville 19256,7371600Doctoral/Research University
Prairie View A&M University 18768,6081440$34 millionMasters Large
Tarleton State University 18999,4621973Masters Large
Texas A&M University–Texarkana 19711,950Masters Large
West Texas A&M University 19107,843 [23] 135Masters Large
Texas A&M University–Central Texas 20092,173672Masters Small

Texas State University System

Established in 1911, the Texas State University System is the oldest university system in Texas. [24] The system is unique in that it is the only horizontal state university system in Texas. The system has no flagship university. [1] The system consists of four universities and three two-year colleges.

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
(Fall 2011)
Campus
acreage
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Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie
classification [3]
Lamar University 192314,522270 [25] $87 million [26] Doctoral/Research University
Sam Houston State University 187917,618272$48.3 millionDoctoral/Research University
Sul Ross State University 19172,047647$9.7 millionMasters Large
Texas State University 189934,113457$119.7 million [27] High Research Activity

TSUS universities also hold the following branch campuses all of which only offer upper-division (junior and senior) and postgraduate coursework:

Texas Tech University System

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
(Fall 2011)
Campus
acreage
Endowment
Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie
classification [28]
Angelo State University 19287,084 [29] 268$113 million [30] Masters Large
Texas Tech University 192332,327 [31] 1839$1.193 billion [32] Highest Research Activity
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 19694,463$267 millionSpecial Focus
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso 2013468n/a

Independent public universities

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
(Fall 2011)
Campus
acreage
Endowment
Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie
classification [3]
Midwestern State University 19227,000255$18.5 million [33] Masters Medium
Stephen F. Austin State University 192312,954 [34] 406$18.2 million [35] Masters Large
Texas Southern University 19279,646150Doctoral/Research University
Texas Woman's University 190114,176255Doctoral/Research University

Large- and medium-sized private colleges and universities

InstitutionFoundedEnrollment
(Fall 2015)
Campus
acreage
Endowment
Research
expenditures
(FY 2011)
Carnegie basic
classification [28]
Carnegie size
classification
Abilene Christian University 19064,427208$374 MillionMaster's LargeMedium
Baylor University 184516,787800$1.2 BillionHigher Research ActivityLarge
Dallas Baptist University 18985,445292$32 MillionModerate Research ActivityMedium
Rice University 19126,623295$5.6 BillionHighest Research ActivityMedium
St. Edward's University 18774,686$95 MillionMaster's LargeMedium
Southern Methodist University 191111,643230$1.5 BillionHigher Research ActivityMedium
Texas Christian University 187310,323325$1.7 BillionHigher Research ActivityMedium
University of the Incarnate Word 18819,940154$120 MillionMaster's LargeMedium

Small-sized private colleges and universities

Liberal arts

Other non-profit four-year institutions

Technical (two-year)

Texas State Technical College System

The system administers Williamson County Extension Center in Hutto.

Texas State University System

Community and junior colleges

Texas State University System

Local public community colleges

Private two-year colleges

For-profit colleges

Historically black colleges and universities

There are 9 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) operating in Texas.

Defunct HBCUs:

Law schools

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University of Houston Law Center

Public

Private

Health science

Theological

See also

Notes

  1. Note that the seal contains the date 1876, the year in which Texas A&M began classes. This is not a discrepancy as both 1871 (the year the Texas Legislature appropriated funds to begin A&M's construction) and 1876 can be considered the dates of establishment depending on the definition used and the reference sourced (even within the Texas A&M University system).

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Texas Medical Center Business district and neighborhood of Houston in Harris County, Texas, United States

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is a 2.1-square-mile (5.4 km2) medical district and neighborhood in south-central Houston, Texas, immediately south of the Museum District and west of Texas State Highway 288. Over sixty medical institutions, largely concentrated in a triangular area between Brays Bayou, Rice University, and Hermann Park, are members of the Texas Medical Center Corporation—a non-profit umbrella organization—which constitutes the largest medical complex in the world. The TMC has an extremely high density of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.

Baptist General Convention of Texas

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the oldest surviving Baptist convention in the state of Texas. The churches cooperating with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) partner nationally and internationally with the Southern Baptist Convention and others, for missions. In 2009, the BGCT began to also go by the name Texas Baptists to better communicate who they are.

Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is a state university system in Texas and is one of the state's six independent university systems.

Baylor College of Medicine private medical school in Houston, Texas, USA

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, US, is a health sciences university. It includes a medical school, Baylor College of Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Allied Health Sciences; and the National School of Tropical Medicine. The school, located in the middle of the world's largest medical center, is part owner of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, part of the CHI St. Luke's Health system, and has hospital affiliations with: Harris Health System, Texas Children's Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann – The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Menninger Clinic, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children's Hospital of San Antonio.

Texas State University System state university system

The Texas State University System (TSUS) was created in 1911 to oversee the state's normal schools. Since its creation it has broadened its focus and comprises institutions of many different scopes. The other systems of state universities are the Texas A&M System, the Texas Tech System, the University of Houston System, the University of North Texas System, and the University of Texas System.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is a private, non-profit institution of higher education associated with the Southern Baptist Convention; the seminary was established in 1908, and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is one of the largest seminaries in the world and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and also by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award diploma, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The school uses the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) as its confessional statement Its stand on inerrancy and gender is as stated in the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which states that science cannot override scriptural statements on creation and the flood, and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Dallas Theological Seminary seminary in Dallas, Texas

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The Texas A&M College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas, United States, is the dental school of Texas A&M University and is a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Almost two-thirds of all the dentists in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex received their education at the College of Dentistry, and more than one-third of all dentists in Texas are graduates of the college. It is the largest single provider of oral health care services in the Metroplex.

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a not-for-profit hospital in Dallas, Texas. It has 1,025 licensed beds and is one of the major centers for patient care, medical training and research North Texas. In 1993, it was named by the U.S. News & World Report in its list of "America's Best Hospitals" for the fifteenth consecutive year.

Texas Tech University System

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Education in Texas

Texas has over 1,000 public school districts—all but one of the school districts in Texas are independent, separate from any form of municipal government. School districts may cross city and county boundaries. Independent school districts have the power to tax their residents and to assert eminent domain over privately owned property. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) oversees these districts, providing supplemental funding, but its jurisdiction is limited mostly to intervening in poorly performing districts.

Universities, colleges, and seminaries currently affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention or affiliated with state conventions that are associated with the SBC.

Baylor University private university in Waco, Texas, United States

Baylor University, or simply Baylor, is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas, it is one of the oldest continuously operating universities in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's 1,000-acre campus is the largest Baptist university campus in the world. Baylor University's athletic teams, known as the Bears, participate in 19 intercollegiate sports. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I. It is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Samuel Palmer Brooks was the President of Baylor University from 1902 to 1931.

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