Colleges in Texas: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Texas Colleges Summary

Texas has nearly 400 colleges and adult education schools, and only three states have more colleges than Texas: California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Similarly, Texas has the second largest student population (just behind California) with over 1.2 million students. Texas is one of eight states that have more than fifty percent of its post secondary schools that are for-profit institutions.

There are two truly massive colleges in Texas. The University of Texas has more than 150,000 students enrolled, and locations in Austin, San Antonio, Arlington, El Paso, Brownsville, and Dallas. Texas A & M University has locations in Commerce, Corpus Christi, and Kingsville, and has more than 65,000 students.

There are many other large colleges in Texas. There are 28 that have more than 10,000 students, and nine colleges have more than 20,000 students. Other colleges with more than 30,000 students include: North Harris Montgomery Community College District, Houston Community College System, University of Houston, Tarrant County College District, University of North Texas, and Austin Community College. On the other end of the size spectrum, about 75 of the schools have under 100 students.

The mailing address and web site address for the Texas Education Agency is as follows:

William B. Travis Building
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Selected Texas Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Texas

SchoolCityStudentsDormsOpen AdmissionTypical SAT Range
Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene4,675 1,874NoV: 485-610
M: 490-615
Academy of Cosmetology AustinAustin54  Yes
Academy of Hair Design BeaumontBeaumont75  Yes
Academy of Hair Design JasperJasper54  Yes
Academy of Hair Design LufkinLufkin67  Yes
Academy of Health Care ProfessionsAustin246  No
Academy of Oriental MedicineAustin211  No
Advanced Barber College and Hair DesignWeslaco54  Yes
Aims AcademyCarrollton160  Yes
Allied Health CareersAustin249  Yes
Alvin Community CollegeAlvin4,169  Yes
Amarillo CollegeAmarillo10,387  Yes
Amberton UniversityGarland1,586  No
American Broadcasting School ArlingtonArlington63  Yes
American College of Acupuncture and Oriental MedHouston149  No
AmesedFort Worth5  Yes
Anamarc Educational InstituteEl Paso543  Yes
Angelina CollegeLufkin4,677 112Yes
Angelo State UniversitySan Angelo6,239 1,799NoV: 410-520
M: 430-540
W: 400-510
Arlington Baptist CollegeArlington144 160Yes
Arlington Medical InstituteArlington28  No
Austin CollegeSherman1,339 951NoV: 560-660
M: 570-670
W: 550-660
Austin Community College DistrictAustin33,508  Yes
Austin Graduate School of TheologyAustin67  No
Austin Presbyterian Theological SeminaryAustin175 107No
Aviation Institute of Maintenance DallasIrving321  Yes
Aviation Institute of Maintenance HoustonHouston40  Yes
Baldwin Beauty School Burnet Road AustinAustin125  Yes
Baldwin Beauty School South Lamar AustinAustin76  Yes
Baptist Missionary Association Theological SeminaryJacksonville128 25No
Baptist University of the AmericasSan Antonio195 176Yes
Baylor College of MedicineHouston1,398  No
Baylor UniversityWaco14,174 4,576NoV: 540-650
M: 560-660
Blinn CollegeBrenham14,589 1,016Yes
Brazosport CollegeLake Jackson3,753  Yes
Brite Divinity SchoolForth Worth268 64No
Brookhaven CollegeFarmers Branch11,059  Yes
Capitol City CareersAustin54  Yes
Capitol City Trade and Technical SchoolAustin255  Yes
CCI Training CenterArlington109  Yes
Cedar Valley CollegeLancaster4,834  Yes
Center for Advanced Legal StudiesHouston198  No
Central Texas Beauty College Round RockRound Rock74  Yes
Central Texas Beauty College TempleTemple51  Yes
Central Texas CollegeKilleen21,532 136Yes
Central Texas Commercial CollegeDallas63  Yes
CET SocorroSocorro125  Yes
Champion Beauty CollegeHouston50  Yes
Charles and Sues School of Hair DesignBryan31  Yes
Cisco CollegeCisco3,365 347Yes
Clarendon CollegeClarendon1,126 296Yes
Coastal Bend CollegeBeeville3,196 178Yes
Colin CollegePlano20,143  Yes
College of Biblical Studies HoustonHouston1,056  Yes
College of the MainlandTexas City3,521  Yes
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral ServiceHouston122  No
Computer LabsEl Paso13  Yes
Concorde Career Institute ArlingtonArlington649  No
Concordia University TexasAustin1,832 270NoV: 440-550
M: 450-550
W: 430-530
Conlee's College of CosmetologyKerrville57  Yes
Coryell Cosmetology CollegeGatesville32  Yes
Cosmetology Career CenterCarrollton92  Yes
Covenant School of Nursing and Allied HealthLubbock297  No
Culinary Institute Alain and Marie LenotreHouston108  Yes
Dallas Baptist UniversityDallas5,244 1,543NoV: 471-585
M: 482-590
Dallas Barber & Stylist CollegeDallas96  Yes
Dallas Christian CollegeDallas358 130NoV: 393-503
M: 336-526
W: 396-541
Dallas Institute of Funeral ServiceDallas127  Yes
Dallas Nursing InstituteDallas204  No
Dallas Theological SeminaryDallas2,005 469No
Del Mar CollegeCorpus Christi11,167  Yes
East Texas Baptist UniversityMarshall1,308 1,099NoV: 420-530
M: 450-550
Eastfield CollegeMesquite10,653  Yes
El Centro CollegeDallas6,680  Yes
El Paso Community CollegeEl Paso25,023  Yes
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the SouthwestAustin97 49No
Exposito School of Hair Design LtdAmarillo69  Yes
Faris Computer SchoolNederland35  Yes
Fort Worth Beauty SchoolFort Worth148  Yes
Frank Phillips CollegeBorger1,356 244Yes
Franklin Beauty SchoolHouston124  Yes
Galen College of Nursing San AntonioSan Antonio306  No
Galveston CollegeGalveston2,044 55Yes
Grayson County CollegeDenison3,811 200Yes
Hardin Simmons UniversityAbilene2,435 810NoV: 450-560
M: 470-570
W: 440-550
Hill CollegeHillsboro3,556 306Yes
Houston Baptist UniversityHouston2,339 920NoV: 480-580
M: 490-600
Houston Community CollegeHouston43,518  Yes
Houston Graduate School of TheologyHouston232  No
Houston Training SchoolHouston51  Yes
Houston Training School SouthHouston410  Yes
Houston's Training and Education CenterHouston54  No
Howard CollegeBig Spring3,329 248Yes
Howard Payne UniversityBrownwood1,386 762NoV: 420-550
M: 450-560
Huston Tillotson UniversityAustin768 464NoV: 360-460
M: 350-500
ICC Technical InstituteHouston46  Yes
Interactive Learning Systems HoustonHouston13  Yes
Interactive Learning Systems HoustonHouston13  Yes
International Beauty College GarlandGarland76  Yes
International Beauty College IrvingIrving94  Yes
Iverson Business School and Court ReportingArlington119  Yes
Jacksonville College Main CampusJacksonville264 112Yes
Jarvis Christian CollegeHawkins712 970Yes
Jay's Technical InstituteHouston76  Yes
Jones Beauty CollegeDallas184  Yes
K D StudioDallas102  No
Kilgore CollegeKilgore5,150 525Yes
Kussad Institute of Court ReportingAustin37  Yes
Lamar Institute of TechnologyBeaumont2,590  Yes
Lamar State College OrangeOrange2,005  Yes
Lamar State College Port ArthurPort Arthur2,325  Yes
Laredo Beauty CollegeLaredo167  Yes
Laredo Community CollegeLaredo7,831 120Yes
Lee CollegeBaytown5,856  Yes
Lon Morris CollegeJacksonville395 352No
Lone Star College SystemThe Woodlands39,756  Yes
Lubbock Christian UniversityLubbock1,960 686NoV: 430-560
M: 440-530
W: 440-570
Lubbock Hair AcademyLubbock24  Yes
Mai trix Beauty CollegeHouston128  Yes
McLennan Community CollegeWaco8,079  Yes
McMurry UniversityAbilene1,462 672NoV: 410-530
M: 420-540
Metroplex Beauty SchoolMesquite82  Yes
Mid Cities Barber CollegeGrand Prairie26  Yes
Midland CollegeMidland5,739 288Yes
Midwestern State UniversityWichita Falls6,027 1,090NoV: 450-530
M: 460-560
W: 430-540
Mims Classic Beauty CollegeSan Antonio73  Yes
MJ's Beauty AcademyDallas44  Yes
Mountain View CollegeDallas7,009  Yes
Navarro CollegeCorsicana7,560 860Yes
Neilson Beauty CollegeDallas50  No
North Central Texas CollegeGainesville7,590 142Yes
North Lake CollegeIrving9,835  Yes
North West Beauty SchoolHouston303  Yes
Northeast Texas Community CollegeMount Pleasant1,010 120Yes
Northwest Educational CenterHouston277  Yes
Northwest Vista CollegeSan Antonio10,329  Yes
Northwood University Cedar HillCedar Hill937 199NoV: 410-540
M: 430-540
Oblate School of TheologySan Antonio180  No
Ocean CorporationHouston298  No
Odessa CollegeOdessa4,580 235Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design ArlingtonArlington272  Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design DallasDallas222  Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design Forth WorthForth Worth182  Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design HurstHurst153  Yes
Our Lady of the Lake University San AntonioSan Antonio2,608 569NoV: 420-510
M: 430-520
Palo Alto CollegeSan Antonio7,662  Yes
Panola CollegeCarthage1,891 208Yes
Paris Junior CollegeParis4,343 220Yes
Paul Mitchell The School HoustonHouston104  Yes
Paul Quinn CollegeDallas567 236NoV: 375-650
M: 370-590
W: 385-600
PCI Health Training CenterDallas495  Yes
PCI Professional Careers InstituteHouston11  Yes
Pipo Academy of Hair DesignEl Paso50  Yes
Prairie View A & M UniversityPrairie View8,382 3,291NoV: 370-460
M: 380-480
Ranger CollegeRanger594 425Yes
Rice UniversityHouston5,161 2,080NoV: 650-750
M: 670-780
W: 640-750
Richland CollegeDallas15,311  Yes
Ronny J's Barber StylingDallas84  Yes
Royal Beauty Careers HoustonHouston141  Yes
Royal Beauty Careers South HoustonSouth Houston98  Yes
Saint Edward's UniversityAustin5,317 1,217NoV: 520-620
M: 510-610
W: 500-600
Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville16,496 3,235NoV: 450-540
M: 460-560
San Antonio Beauty College 3San Antonio115  Yes
San Antonio Beauty College 4San Antonio67  Yes
San Antonio CollegeSan Antonio19,819  Yes
San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants McAllenMcAllen1,187  Yes
San Jacinto Community CollegePasadena23,805  Yes
School of Automotive MachinistsHouston117  No
School of Hair DesignTexarkana49  Yes
Schreiner UniversityKerrville971 594NoV: 440-553
M: 440-550
W: 430-540
Sebring Career Schools HoustonHouston81  Yes
Sebring Career Schools HuntsvilleHuntsville32  Yes
Seguin Beauty School New BraunfelsNew Braunfels30  Yes
Seguin Beauty School SeguinSeguin33  Yes
South Plains CollegeLevelland6,602 560Yes
South Texas Barber CollegeCorpus Christi56  Yes
South Texas CollegeMcAllen19,827  Yes
South Texas College of LawHouston1,252  No
South Texas Vo Tech InstituteWeslaco206  Yes
Southeast Texas Career InstituteSilsbee108  Yes
Southern Methodist UniversityDallas10,829 2,210NoV: 560-660
M: 590-680
W: 560-660
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the DeafBig Spring119 104Yes
Southwest Institute of TechnologyAustin29  Yes
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers San AntonioSan Antonio134  Yes
Southwest Texas Junior CollegeUvalde4,716 260Yes
Southwestern Adventist UniversityKeene890 254NoV: 440-560
M: 423-538
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie1,834 851No
Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryFort Worth3,042 1,113Yes
Southwestern Christian CollegeTerrell201 200Yes
Southwestern UniversityGeorgetown1,294 1,086NoV: 550-670
M: 560-660
St Marys UniversitySan Antonio3,920 1,199NoV: 470-570
M: 480-580
W: 450-560
St Philips CollegeSan Antonio9,256  Yes
Star College of Cosmetology 2Tyler100  Yes
State Beauty AcademyDuncanville43  Yes
Stephen F Austin State UniversityNacogdoches11,607 4,659NoV: 430-540
M: 440-560
Stephenville Beauty CollegeStephenville25  Yes
Sul Ross State UniversityAlpine2,717 500Yes
SW School of Business and Technical CareersEagle Pass45  Yes
SW School of Business and Technical Careers CosmetologySan Antonio21  Yes
Tarleton State UniversityStephenville9,460 1,690NoV: 430-530
M: 440-540
W: 420-510
Tarrant County CollegeFort Worth37,948  Yes
Temple CollegeTemple4,787 287Yes
Texarkana CollegeTexarkana4,439 180Yes
Texas A & M International UniversityLaredo5,179 686NoV: 420-430
M: 440-470
W: 420-490
Texas A & M UniversityCollege Station46,542 9,776NoV: 520-630
M: 560-670
W: 500-610
Texas A & M University at GalvestonGalveston1,614 650NoV: 460-590
M: 490-600
Texas A & M University CommerceCommerce8,813 1,958NoV: 400-530
M: 410-540
W: 400-510
Texas A & M University Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi8,563 1,340Yes
Texas A & M University KingsvilleKingsville6,567 1,000NoM: 460-530
Texas A & M University TexarkanaTexarkana1,656  No
Texas A&M Health Science CenterCollege Station1,432  No
Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling SchoolsHouston772  Yes
Texas Chiropractic College FoundationPasadena376  No
Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth8,668 3,320NoV: 520-630
M: 540-640
W: 530-640
Texas CollegeTyler774 453Yes
Texas College of Cosmetology AbileneAbilene101  Yes
Texas College of Cosmetology San AngeloSan Angelo62  Yes
Texas College of Traditional Chinese MedicineAustin88  No
Texas Health SchoolHouston195  No
Texas Lutheran UniversitySeguin1,375 935NoV: 430-550
M: 460-570
W: 420-530
Texas School of BusinessHouston640  Yes
Texas School of Business EastHouston517  Yes
Texas School of Business FriendswoodFriendswood379  Yes
Texas School of Business SouthwestHouston640  Yes
Texas Southern UniversityHouston9,540 1,529NoV: 320-430
M: 330-430
W: 340-430
Texas State Technical College HarlingenHarlingen4,957 927Yes
Texas State Technical College MarshallMarshall705 204Yes
Texas State Technical College WacoWaco4,210 1,500Yes
Texas State Technical College West TexasSweetwater1,639 216Yes
Texas State University San MarcosSan Marcos28,121 7,031NoV: 470-570
M: 490-590
W: 460-560
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock28,260 6,763NoV: 490-590
M: 520-620
W: 460-570
Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbock2,616  No
Texas Vocational SchoolsVictoria149  Yes
Texas Wesleyan UniversityFort Worth3,087 515NoV: 410-550
M: 379-575
W: 381-590
Texas Woman's UniversityDenton12,168 1,550NoV: 420-530
M: 430-530
W: 420-520
The College of Saint Thomas MoreFort Worth92 16NoV: 430-770
M: 200-510
W: 310-620
The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington24,889 4,291NoV: 460-580
M: 490-600
W: 450-560
The University of Texas at AustinAustin50,170 8,030NoV: 530-660
M: 570-690
W: 520-650
The University of Texas at BrownsvilleBrownsville17,215 234Yes
The University of Texas at DallasRichardson14,556 3,950NoV: 550-670
M: 590-700
W: 530-650
The University of Texas at El PasoEl Paso20,154 465NoV: 390-510
M: 410-530
The University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio28,533 3,054NoV: 440-550
M: 460-570
W: 430-530
The University of Texas at TylerTyler6,137 852NoV: 490-590
M: 470-580
W: 470-570
The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHouston3,774  No
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioSan Antonio2,868  No
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHouston139  No
The University of Texas Medical BranchGalveston2,422 236No
The University of Texas of the Permian BasinOdessa3,559 555NoV: 420-520
M: 440-550
The University of Texas Pan AmericanEdinburg17,435 988NoV: 400-510
M: 420-540
W: 410-520
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy CarrolltonCarrollton161  No
Touch of Class School of CosmetologyGreenville82  No
Trend Barber CollegeHouston68  Yes
Tri State Cosmetology Institute 1El Paso332  Yes
Trinity UniversitySan Antonio2,686 1,829NoV: 590-690
M: 610-690
Trinity Valley Community CollegeAthens5,046 356Yes
Tyler Junior CollegeTyler8,217 1,054Yes
University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences HarlingenHarlingen122  Yes
University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences McAllenMcAllen399  Yes
University of DallasIrving2,972 740NoV: 560-680
M: 550-650
W: 530-670
University of HoustonHouston34,663 4,130NoV: 450-570
M: 490-600
University of Houston Clear LakeHouston7,522  No
University of Houston DowntownHouston11,793  Yes
University of Houston VictoriaVictoria2,784  No
University of Mary Hardin BaylorBelton2,651 1,213NoV: 450-560
M: 460-570
W: 440-540
University of North TexasDenton34,710 5,960NoV: 490-600
M: 500-610
W: 460-570
University of North Texas Health Science CenterForth Worth1,153  No
University of St Thomas HoustonHouston3,273 361NoV: 498-620
M: 520-620
W: 500-618
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallas2,253  No
University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio5,752 1,157NoV: 420-530
M: 430-540
W: 420-520
Valley Grande Institute for Academic StudiesWeslaco370  Yes
Velma B's Beauty AcademyDallas41  Yes
Vernon CollegeVernon2,808 150Yes
Victoria Beauty CollegeVictoria100  Yes
Victoria CollegeVictoria4,002  Yes
Virginia College AustinAustin825  Yes
Wade CollegeDallas252 60Yes
Wayland Baptist UniversityPlainview5,899 542NoV: 400-520
M: 410-550
W: 390-490
Weatherford CollegeWeatherford4,544 280Yes
West Texas A & M UniversityCanyon7,502 1,743NoV: 440-550
M: 460-560
Western Technical College Branch Campus El PasoEl Paso427 250No
Western Technical College Main Campus El PasoEl Paso887 250Yes
Western Texas CollegeSnyder1,844 323Yes
Wharton County Junior CollegeWharton5,892 159Yes
Wiley CollegeMarshall926 562Yes
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