Texas Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Texas

While many states have experienced a population decline, Texas gained almost 5 million people since 2000. That's an increase of more than 20 percent. Although the oil industry isn't what it once was, Texas remains a leader in energy research and production. It's a pretty tech-oriented place as well. Dell and Texas Instruments are both based in Texas, there's NASA's Johnson Space Center, and the state even has a burgeoning video game industry. Texas has large universities, like the University of Texas, small, intimate colleges, historically black colleges and agricultural colleges (Texas A&M, anyone?). The state has more than 40 public universities but is also home to another 40-plus private universities and colleges. Two year-schools run the gamut but approximately 80 options are available within the state.

Building your career in Texas

In 2010, Texas added more new jobs than any other state in the country. It's a leader in agribusiness, financial services, aviation and chemical manufacturing. More than 50 Fortune 500 companies are based in Texas, including AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Southwest Airlines, Sysco, Whole Foods and more. Jobs with the most openings for college-educated graduates were in fields for accountants and auditors, general and operations managers, management analysts and more. According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mean earned wages for those occupations and other fields with the largest number of job openings included:

  1. Accountants: $68,090
  2. Computer software engineers, applications: $91,160
  3. Computer systems analysts: $81,460
  4. Lawyers: $128,650
  5. Management analysts: $87,850
  6. Securities, commodities and financial services sales agents: $82,360

Texas' economy is in recovery, according to data from Moody's Analytics and this could be favorable for graduates of colleges and universities in Texas who want to stick around.

See also: Texas Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Texas

Abilene Christian University
Abilene, Texas www.acu.edu
Baylor University
Waco, Texas www.baylor.edu
Blinn College
Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, Sealy, Texas www.blinn.edu
Cisco Junior College
Cisco, Abilene, Texas www.cjc.edu
Coastal Bend College
Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, Pleasanton, Texas www.coastalbend.edu
DCCCD - Richland College
Dallas, Texas www.rlc.dcccd.edu
East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, Texas www.etbu.edu
Frank Phillips College
Borger, Texas www.fpctx.edu
Grayson County College
Denison, Texas www.grayson.edu
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, Texas www.hsutx.edu
Hill College
Hillsboro, Cleburne, Texas www.hillcollege.edu
Howard College
Big Spring, Texas www.howardcollege.edu
Howard Payne University
Brownwood, Texas www.hputx.edu
Lamar Institute of Technology
Beaumont, Texas www.lit.edu
Lamar State College - Orange
Orange, Texas www.lsco.edu
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Port Arthur, Texas
LeTourneau University
Longview; also Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston, Tyler, Texas www.letu.edu
Lon Morris College
Jacksonville, Texas www.lonmorris.edu
McLennan Community College
Waco, Texas www.mclennan.edu
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas www.mcm.edu
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas www.mwsu.edu
North Central Texas College
Gainesville, Texas www.nctc.edu
Northwood University
Dallas / Fort Worth, also campuses in other states www.northwood.edu
Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Texas www.ollusa.edu
Panola College
Carthage, Texas www.panola.edu
Rice University
Houston, Texas www.rice.edu
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas www.shsu.edu
South Plains College
Levelland, Texas www.southplainscollege.edu
South Texas College
McAllen, Texas www.southtexascollege.edu
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas www.smu.edu
Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, Texas www.swau.edu
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, Texas www.sagu.edu
Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Texas www.swcc.edu
Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas www.southwestern.edu
Stephen F Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas www.sfasu.edu
Temple College
Temple, Texas www.templejc.edu
Texarkana College
Texarkana, Texas www.texarkanacollege.edu
Texas College
Tyler, Texas www.texascollege.edu
Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, Texas www.tlu.edu
Texas State Technical College-Waco
Waco, Texas www.waco.tstc.edu
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas www.txwesleyan.edu
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas www.trinity.edu
Tyler Junior College
Tyler, Texas www.tjc.edu
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas www.uiw.edu
Vernon College
Vernon, Texas www.vernoncollege.edu
Wade College
Dallas, Texas www.wadecollege.edu
Weatherford College
Weatherford, Texas www.wc.edu
West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Texas www.wtamu.edu
Wiley College
Marshall, Texas www.wileyc.edu
ACCD * Alamo Community College District
San Antonio
ACCD - Northwest Vista College
San Antonio
ACCD - Palo Alto College
San Antonio
ACCD - San Antonio College
San Antonio
ACCD - St. Philip's College
San Antonio, Texas
Alvin Community College
Alvin, Texas www.alvincollege.edu/