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Austin Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Austin Colleges and Schools

Located in central Texas, Austin is the 11th most populous city in the entire United States. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city hosted approximately 912,791 inhabitants in 2014.

As the capital of Texas, Austin boasts an array of state government facilities as well as corporate headquarters for companies like Cisco, Apple, eBay, Texas Instruments and Whole Foods. The city's official slogan, "Keep Austin Weird," also highlights its commitment to small business, community development, and maintaining its hip, urban attitude. Meanwhile, key industries such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, data and space technology keep the Austin economy growing at a rapid pace.

Colleges and Schools in Austin, Texas

Due to its large population and stature as the capital city, Austin is home to a wide selection of traditional colleges and universities, trade schools, community colleges, and career training centers. In 2014, that list include 34 institutions of higher education. Collectively, these schools enrolled an amazing 108,890 students that year.

Austin Community College District

  • In-district tuition and fees (2014-15): $2,550
  • Graduation rate (2011): 8%, but 30% transferred out
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: Associate degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study

As a two-year, public school, Austin Community College caters to career-ready individuals seeking associate degrees and certificates. Approximately 40,949 students were enrolled in 2014, many of which enrolled in the school's popular business, health care and information technology programs.

Concordia University - Texas

  • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $26,960
  • Graduation rate (2008): 32%, but 53% transferred out
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 26 undergraduate majors across four colleges, plus 3 master's degrees

Concordia University of Texas is a private, four-year school founded in 1926 and under the umbrella of the Lutheran Church. Approximately 2,504 students attended the school in 2014, and each enjoyed small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Popular degree programs offered include those in business administration, education, English and theater.

Saint Edward's University

  • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $36,550
  • Graduation rate (2008): 67%, and 27% transferred out
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: over 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs

Once named the Best College in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Saint Edward's University offers exceptional instruction and research opportunities in a small, personalized setting. Approximately 4,686 students were enrolled in 2014, including students from 54 different countries.

South University - Austin

  • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $16,360
  • Graduation rate: not reported
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: undergraduate and graduate degrees in 16 areas of study

South University of Austin is a private, four-year school with an average student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1. Approximately 249 students were enrolled in 2014, and students earned their degrees both on the Austin campus and through the school's robust online learning interface.

University of Texas at Austin

  • In-state tuition and fees (2014-15): $9,830
  • Graduation rate (2008): 81%
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 119 undergraduate degrees, 223 graduate degrees

Sitting on 431 acres in Austin is one of the state's largest schools, the University of Texas at Austin. With a student enrollment of more than 51,000, the school offers one the biggest selections of degree programs in central Texas, including many that have received accolades and acknowledgement from ranking agencies such as U.S. News and World Report.

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Austin Economy

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, inhabitants of Austin brought in a median household income of $53,936 in 2013, which is slightly higher than the median household income for the state of Texas that year. This could be due to the booming economy in and around Texas, plus the array of corporate headquarters that employ highly educated and motivated employees.

Demographics in Austin

Austin, Texas is the state's capital and one of the biggest cities in the American South. As of 2013, an astounding 45.6 percent of the city's adult population held a Bachelor's degree or better, and 86.7 percent held a high school diploma at minimum. Approximately 18.6 percent of Austin's population was foreign-born in 2014, and 32.3 percent spoke a language other than English at home.

Austin Fun Facts

With its vibrant music scene and love of all things country, Austin is commonly referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World. If live music is your thing, you'll be delighted by the presence of popular music festivals including Austin City Limits, Urban Music Festival, and Old Settler's Music Festival.

Sources:

  1. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  2. Official Website of the City of Austin, https://www.austintexas.gov/
  3. State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, Austin, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4805000.html

Featured Colleges in the Austin Area (QuickSchools™)

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South University


Austin, TX

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts


Austin, TX

You can fire up a new career with help from  Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts. We offer two programs for careers in the culinary industry, including culinary arts and pastry arts.

  • Program Categories: Culinary Arts
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate
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Austin Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Cosmetology Austin
1901 W Wm Cannon Ste 143
Austin, TX 78745

  • Programs: manicurist, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 54 students, 74 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Allied Health Careers
5424 Hwy 290 W Ste 105
Austin, TX 78735

  • Programs: allied health and medical assisting, dental assistant, pharmacy tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 249 students, 277 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business, drafting, welding, fire-fighting, licensed practical nurse, general studies, automobile mechanics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 33,508 students, 21,741 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Baldwin Beauty School South Lamar Austin
3005 S Lamar
Austin, TX 78704-4785

  • Programs: cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, facial treatment
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 76 students, 118 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Baldwin Beauty School Burnet Road Austin
8440 Burnet Rd., Ste 140
Austin, TX 78757-7068

  • Programs: cosmetology, facial treatment, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 125 students, 243 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Capitol City Careers
5424 Highway 290 West, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78735

  • Programs: legal secretary, office management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 54 students, 40 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Capitol City Trade and Technical School
205 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704

  • Programs: automobile mechanics, HVAC tech, drafting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 255 students, 208 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Kussad Institute of Court Reporting
2800 South Ih35 Ste 110
Austin, TX 78704

  • Programs: court reporting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 37 students, 45 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Southwest Institute of Technology
5424 Hwy 290 W Ste 200
Austin, TX 78735

  • Programs: electromechanical tech, electrical installation and repair
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 29 students, 28 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Virginia College-Austin
6301 E Highway 290
Austin, TX 78723

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech, legal assistant, medical coding, pharmacy tech, surgical tech, medical office assistant, veterinary assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 825 students, 663 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Austin with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Oriental Medicine
2700 W Anderson Ln Ste 204
Austin, TX 78757

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 211 students, 172 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Austin Graduate School of Theology
7640 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78752

  • Programs: bible studies, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 67 students, 28 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E 27th St
Austin, TX 78705-5797

  • Programs: ministry, theology, theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 175 students, 182 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 107 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Concordia University Texas
11400 Concordia University Dr.
Austin, TX 78726

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, education, elementary school teaching, business management, social studies, biology, religious education, business administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,832 students, 1,591 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 270 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-550. Math: 450-550. Writing: 430-530.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
501 E. 32nd St.
Austin, TX 78705

  • Programs: ministry, pastoral counseling, theology, theology and religious vocations, theological and ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 97 students, 31 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 49 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon St
Austin, TX 78702-2795

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, teacher ed, exercise science, criminal justice and administration, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, sociology, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 768 students, 623 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 464 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 360-460. Math: 350-500.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Saint Edward's University
3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, media studies, psychology, social service professions, mental health counseling, marketing, finance, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,317 students, 4,358 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,217 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 520-620. Math: 510-610. Writing: 500-600.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
4005 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 88 students, 108 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78712

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, biology, political science, accounting, electrical engineering, law, psychology, finance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 50,170 students, 45,482 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 8,030 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-660. Math: 570-690. Writing: 520-650.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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