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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

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Austin Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 3068
  • In-State Tuition: 4938
  • Out-of-State tuition: 4938

Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 41574
  • In-State Tuition: 2010
  • Out-of-State tuition: 10800

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Austin
3110 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 100
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 604
  • In-State Tuition: 13808
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13808

Baldwin Beauty School-North Austin
8440 Burnet Rd., Ste 140
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 42

Virginia College-Austin
14200 N IH - 35
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Legal professions and studies, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 552
  • In-State Tuition: 13932
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13932

Paul Mitchell the School-Austin
9503 Research Blvd Building 3 Suite 310
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 180

MediaTech Institute-Austin
4719 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 69

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

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 43

Southern Careers Institute-Austin
2301 S Congress Ste 27
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 386

The College of Health Care Professions-Austin
6505 Airport Blvd, Suite 102
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 301

Everest Institute-Austin
9100 US Hwy 290 East, Bldg 1-Ste 100
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Construction trades, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 371

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Austin
6020-B Dillard Circle
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 304

The Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd, Suite 100
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1044
  • In-State Tuition: 17568
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17568

National American University-Austin
13801 Burnet Road, Suite 300
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 138
  • In-State Tuition: 13068
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13068

Regency Beauty Institute-Austin
500 East Ben White Blvd Bldg. E, Ste 100
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 67

Avenue Five Institute
8620 Burnet Rd Ste 300
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 203

Strayer University-Texas
8501 N. Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Public administration and social service professions, Social sciences, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1778
  • In-State Tuition: 12780
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12780

Career Point College -
9001 IH 35 North
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 482
  • In-State Tuition: 18650
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18650

South University-Austin
7700 W Palmer Ln Bldg A Ste A100
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Legal professions and studies, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 336
  • In-State Tuition: 16665
  • Out-of-State tuition: 16665

CyberTex Institute of Technology
6300 La Calma Dr. Suite ,350
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 139

National American University-Austin South
6800 Westgate Blvd, Suite 101
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 118
  • In-State Tuition: 13068
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13068

Colleges in Austin with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E 27th St
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 159

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

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2559
  • In-State Tuition: 27600
  • Out-of-State tuition: 27600

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

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Protestant Episcopal
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 96

Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon St
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Multiple Protestant Denomination
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1023
  • In-State Tuition: 12262
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12262

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

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 4620
  • In-State Tuition: 38320
  • Out-of-State tuition: 38320

The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 50950
  • In-State Tuition: 9806
  • Out-of-State tuition: 34676

Austin Graduate School of Theology
7640 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Churches of Christ
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 44
  • In-State Tuition: 8400
  • Out-of-State tuition: 8400

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
4701 W Gate Blvd
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 176

Texas Health and Science University
4005 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 128
  • In-State Tuition: 13770
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13770

ITT Technical Institute-Austin
6330 Highway 290 East, Ste 150
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Legal professions and studies, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 396
  • In-State Tuition: 17748
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17748

National American University-Harold D. Buckingham Graduate School
6836 Austin Center Boulevard Suite 270
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Education, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 359

The Recording Conservatory of Austin
4615 City Park Road
Austin, TX

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 30
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