Colleges and Universities in Texas

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
Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Blinn College
Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, Sealy, Texas
Cisco Junior College
Cisco, Abilene, Texas
Coastal Bend College
Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, Pleasanton, Texas
DCCCD - Richland College
Dallas, Texas
East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, Texas
Frank Phillips College
Borger, Texas
Grayson County College
Denison, Texas
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, Texas
Hill College
Hillsboro, Cleburne, Texas
Howard College
Big Spring, Texas
Howard Payne University
Brownwood, Texas
Lamar Institute of Technology
Beaumont, Texas
Lamar State College - Orange
Orange, Texas
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Port Arthur, Texas
LeTourneau University
Longview; also Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston, Tyler, Texas
Lon Morris College
Jacksonville, Texas
McLennan Community College
Waco, Texas
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas
North Central Texas College
Gainesville, Texas
Northwood University
Dallas / Fort Worth, also campuses in other states
Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Texas
Panola College
Carthage, Texas
Rice University
Houston, Texas
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas
South Plains College
Levelland, Texas
South Texas College
McAllen, Texas
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, Texas
Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, Texas
Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Texas
Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas
Stephen F Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
Temple College
Temple, Texas
Texarkana College
Texarkana, Texas
Texas College
Tyler, Texas
Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, Texas
Texas State Technical College-Waco
Waco, Texas
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
Tyler Junior College
Tyler, Texas
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
Vernon College
Vernon, Texas
Wade College
Dallas, Texas
Weatherford College
Weatherford, Texas
West Texas A & M University
Canyon, Texas
Wiley College
Marshall, Texas
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