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

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            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/