dcsimg

Houston Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Houston Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Houston, Texas

There are at least 57 colleges in Houston, listed and described below. These schools represent 131,662 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 107,206 full-time students, and a reported 9,020 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Houston Community College System, University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown and Texas Southern University.

We also provide an extensive list of Texas Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Houston.

Featured Colleges in the Houston Area (QuickSchools™)

Matching School Ads

Texas Center for Massage Therapy


Houston, TX

The Texas Center for Massage Therapy is a member of the Steiner Education Group, which is a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa services. Steiner Leisure Limited operates more than 175 spas and salons on cruise ships and at resorts worldwide. Steiner spas recruit from the Steiner Education Group schools.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Everest Institute


Houston, TX

Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Houston, TX

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

The College of Health Care Professions


Houston, TX

The College of Health Care Professions is a great place for working adults to enhance their current careers, or help themselves find new career pathways to better lives. We also train high school graduates to enter in the exciting high demand Healthcare industry.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
Matching School Ads

Colleges in Houston with Selective Admissions

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

American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med
9100 Park West Drive
Houston, TX 70063-4104

  • Programs: acupuncture
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 149 students, 140 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza BCM 365
Houston, TX 77030-3498

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: medicine, physician assistant, call and molecular biology, virology, nurse anesthetist, molecular genetics, developmental biology and embryology, biochemistry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,398 students, 687 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Center for Advanced Legal Studies
3910 Kirby Ste 200
Houston, TX 77098-4151

  • Programs: legal assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 198 students, 422 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
415 Barren Springs Dr
Houston, TX 77090-5918

  • Programs: funeral and mortuary
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 122 students, 176 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074-3298

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, psychology, biology, Christian studies, registered nursing, curriculum and instruction, finance, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,339 students, 2,183 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 920 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-580. Math: 490-600.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Houston Graduate School of Theology
2501 Central Parkway, Suite A19
Houston, TX 77092-7729

  • Programs: theology, counseling psychology, ministry, theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 232 students, 96 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

Houston's Training and Education Center
5335 Aldine Bender, Learning Center
Houston, TX 77032

  • Programs: medical office computer specialist, data entry and applications, accounting technology, executive secretary, medical lab assistant
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 54 students, 272 full-time equivalent.

Ocean Corporation
10840 Rockley Rd
Houston, TX 77099

  • Programs: quality and safety tech, professional diver
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 298 students, 429 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Rice University
6100 S Main
Houston, TX 77005-1827

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, economics, music, biochemistry, psychology, English, political science, electrical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 5,161 students, 5,685 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,080 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 650-750. Math: 670-780. Writing: 640-750.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

School of Automotive Machinists
1911 Antoine
Houston, TX 77055-1803

  • Programs: automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair, machinist, engine machinist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 117 students, 199 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto St
Houston, TX 77002-7000

  • Programs: law
  • Degrees/Certificates: First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,252 students.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Texas Health School
11211 Katy Fwy Ste 170
Houston, TX 77079

  • Programs: nursing assistant, physical therapist assistant, medical assistant, massage therapy, medication aide
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 195 students, 145 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: law, pharmacy, business management, biology, psychology, criminal justice and administration, marketing, interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 9,540 students, 4,520 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,529 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 320-430. Math: 330-430. Writing: 340-430.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77030

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, medicine, epidemiology, dentistry, nurse practitioner, dental hygienist, public health, nurse anesthetist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 3,774 students, 2,277 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: On-campus daycare.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030-4009

  • Programs: clinical lab tech, radiation therapist, genetics tech, medical physics, cytotechnologist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 139 students, 133 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

University of Houston
212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-2018

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: accounting, psychology, law, finance, business management, hotel management, interdisciplinary studies, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 34,663 students, 26,894 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 4,130 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-570. Math: 490-600.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. 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.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: interdisciplinary studies, business management, educational administration, accounting, psychology, criminology, biology, finance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 7,522 students, 5,419 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

University of St Thomas Houston
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006-4696

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, liberal arts and sciences, education, accounting, general studies, finance, psychobiology, communication studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 3,273 students, 2,324 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 361 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 498-620. Math: 520-620. Writing: 500-618.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Houston Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Houston
7651 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061

  • Programs: aircraft maintenance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 40 students, 94 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Champion Beauty College
4714 FM 1960 West #104
Houston, TX 77069

  • Programs: cosmetology, massage therapy, aesthetician and skin care, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 50 students, 65 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

College of Biblical Studies-Houston
7000 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston, TX 77036-3211

  • Programs: bible studies, pre-ministerial studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,056 students, 665 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenotre
7070 Allensby
Houston, TX 77022-4322

  • Programs: chef training, pastry
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 108 students, 186 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Franklin Beauty School
4965 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Houston, TX 77021-2909

  • Programs: education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 124 students, 162 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Houston Community College
3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77266-7517

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, registered nursing, business management, office data entry, licensed practical nurse, cosmetology, real estate, radiographer
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 43,518 students, 28,882 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. 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.

Houston Training School
701 Shotwell
Houston, TX 77020

  • Programs: cosmetology, personal grooming, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 51 students, 63 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Houston Training School-South
6630 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77087

  • Programs: cosmetology, English, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 410 students, 315 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

ICC Technical Institute
3333 Fannin Ste #203
Houston, TX 77004-2930

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, facial treatment, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 46 students, 62 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Jay's Technical Institute
9000 West Bellfort, Suite 110
Houston, TX 77031

  • Programs: barber, cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist, hair styling
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 76 students, 95 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Mai-trix Beauty College
13159-B Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040

  • Programs: cosmetology, facial treatment, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 128 students, 116 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

North West Beauty School
6770 Antoine Dr
Houston, TX 77091

  • Programs: cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 303 students, 500 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Northwest Educational Center
2910 Antoine B-100
Houston, TX 77092

  • Programs: medical assistant, executive secretary, management information systems, office data entry, pharmacy tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 277 students, 148 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Paul Mitchell The School- Houston
744 FM 1960 West #G
Houston, TX 77090

  • Programs: personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 104 students, 215 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

PCI Professional Careers Institute
6666 Harwin Ste 160
Houston, TX 77036

  • Programs: allied health and medical assisting, medical billing, administrative assistant, pharmacy tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 11 students, 98 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Royal Beauty Careers Houston
5020 Fm 1960 W A-12
Houston, TX 77069-4611

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 141 students, 178 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Sebring Career Schools Houston
6672 Hwy 06 S
Houston, TX 77083

  • Programs: cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 81 students, 117 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools
9275 Richmond Ave #180
Houston, TX 77063

  • Programs: barber, cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor, aesthetician and skin care
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 772 students, 689 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Texas School of Business East
12030 East Freeway
Houston, TX 77029

  • Programs: medical office assistant, allied health and medical assisting, business support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 517 students, 4,370 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Texas School of Business
711 Airtex Dr
Houston, TX 77073

  • Programs: medical office assistant, allied health and medical assisting, dental assistant, pharmacy tech, office data entry, electrical maintenance and repair, accounting technology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 640 students, 4,393 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Texas School of Business-Southwest
6363 Richmond Ste 300
Houston, TX 77057

  • Programs: allied health and medical assisting, dental assistant, medical office assistant, pharmacy tech, business support services, accounting technology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 640 students, 4,403 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Trend Barber College
8250 W Bellfort
Houston, TX 77071-0000

  • Programs: barber, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 68 students, 75 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002-1014

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, accounting, finance, interdisciplinary studies, criminal justice and safety, psychology, business management, business
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 11,793 students, 8,888 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Additional Details

Houston Careers
Houston career and employment information.
Houston Graduate Schools
Houston Graduate and Business Schools

Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Alvin Colleges 1 21,413 4,169  
Baytown Colleges 1 66,430 5,856  
Friendswood Colleges 1 29,037 379  
Pasadena Colleges 3 141,674 24,216  
South Houston Colleges 1 15,833 98  

Study Online in Houston

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

College Directories on CityTownInfo

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top