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/

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Colleges and Universities in Texas

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Abilene Christian University Abilene 4,675 1,874 No V: 485-610
M: 490-615
Academy of Cosmetology Austin Austin 54   Yes
Academy of Hair Design Beaumont Beaumont 75   Yes
Academy of Hair Design Jasper Jasper 54   Yes
Academy of Hair Design Lufkin Lufkin 67   Yes
Academy of Health Care Professions Austin 246   No
Academy of Oriental Medicine Austin 211   No
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design Weslaco 54   Yes
Aims Academy Carrollton 160   Yes
Allied Health Careers Austin 249   Yes
Alvin Community College Alvin 4,169   Yes
Amarillo College Amarillo 10,387   Yes
Amberton University Garland 1,586   No
American Broadcasting School Arlington Arlington 63   Yes
American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med Houston 149   No
Amesed Fort Worth 5   Yes
Anamarc Educational Institute El Paso 543   Yes
Angelina College Lufkin 4,677 112 Yes
Angelo State University San Angelo 6,239 1,799 No V: 410-520
M: 430-540
W: 400-510
Arlington Baptist College Arlington 144 160 Yes
Arlington Medical Institute Arlington 28   No
Austin College Sherman 1,339 951 No V: 560-660
M: 570-670
W: 550-660
Austin Community College District Austin 33,508   Yes
Austin Graduate School of Theology Austin 67   No
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Austin 175 107 No
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Dallas Irving 321   Yes
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Houston Houston 40   Yes
Baldwin Beauty School Burnet Road Austin Austin 125   Yes
Baldwin Beauty School South Lamar Austin Austin 76   Yes
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Jacksonville 128 25 No
Baptist University of the Americas San Antonio 195 176 Yes
Baylor College of Medicine Houston 1,398   No
Baylor University Waco 14,174 4,576 No V: 540-650
M: 560-660
Blinn College Brenham 14,589 1,016 Yes
Brazosport College Lake Jackson 3,753   Yes
Brite Divinity School Forth Worth 268 64 No
Brookhaven College Farmers Branch 11,059   Yes
Capitol City Careers Austin 54   Yes
Capitol City Trade and Technical School Austin 255   Yes
CCI Training Center Arlington 109   Yes
Cedar Valley College Lancaster 4,834   Yes
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Houston 198   No
Central Texas Beauty College Round Rock Round Rock 74   Yes
Central Texas Beauty College Temple Temple 51   Yes
Central Texas College Killeen 21,532 136 Yes
Central Texas Commercial College Dallas 63   Yes
CET Socorro Socorro 125   Yes
Champion Beauty College Houston 50   Yes
Charles and Sues School of Hair Design Bryan 31   Yes
Cisco College Cisco 3,365 347 Yes
Clarendon College Clarendon 1,126 296 Yes
Coastal Bend College Beeville 3,196 178 Yes
Colin College Plano 20,143   Yes
College of Biblical Studies Houston Houston 1,056   Yes
College of the Mainland Texas City 3,521   Yes
Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service Houston 122   No
Computer Labs El Paso 13   Yes
Concorde Career Institute Arlington Arlington 649   No
Concordia University Texas Austin 1,832 270 No V: 440-550
M: 450-550
W: 430-530
Conlee's College of Cosmetology Kerrville 57   Yes
Coryell Cosmetology College Gatesville 32   Yes
Cosmetology Career Center Carrollton 92   Yes
Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health Lubbock 297   No
Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenotre Houston 108   Yes
Dallas Baptist University Dallas 5,244 1,543 No V: 471-585
M: 482-590
Dallas Barber & Stylist College Dallas 96   Yes
Dallas Christian College Dallas 358 130 No V: 393-503
M: 336-526
W: 396-541
Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Dallas 127   Yes
Dallas Nursing Institute Dallas 204   No
Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas 2,005 469 No
Del Mar College Corpus Christi 11,167   Yes
East Texas Baptist University Marshall 1,308 1,099 No V: 420-530
M: 450-550
Eastfield College Mesquite 10,653   Yes
El Centro College Dallas 6,680   Yes
El Paso Community College El Paso 25,023   Yes
Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest Austin 97 49 No
Exposito School of Hair Design Ltd Amarillo 69   Yes
Faris Computer School Nederland 35   Yes
Fort Worth Beauty School Fort Worth 148   Yes
Frank Phillips College Borger 1,356 244 Yes
Franklin Beauty School Houston 124   Yes
Galen College of Nursing San Antonio San Antonio 306   No
Galveston College Galveston 2,044 55 Yes
Grayson County College Denison 3,811 200 Yes
Hardin Simmons University Abilene 2,435 810 No V: 450-560
M: 470-570
W: 440-550
Hill College Hillsboro 3,556 306 Yes
Houston Baptist University Houston 2,339 920 No V: 480-580
M: 490-600
Houston Community College Houston 43,518   Yes
Houston Graduate School of Theology Houston 232   No
Houston Training School Houston 51   Yes
Houston Training School South Houston 410   Yes
Houston's Training and Education Center Houston 54   No
Howard College Big Spring 3,329 248 Yes
Howard Payne University Brownwood 1,386 762 No V: 420-550
M: 450-560
Huston Tillotson University Austin 768 464 No V: 360-460
M: 350-500
ICC Technical Institute Houston 46   Yes
Interactive Learning Systems Houston Houston 13   Yes
Interactive Learning Systems Houston Houston 13   Yes
International Beauty College Garland Garland 76   Yes
International Beauty College Irving Irving 94   Yes
Iverson Business School and Court Reporting Arlington 119   Yes
Jacksonville College Main Campus Jacksonville 264 112 Yes
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins 712 970 Yes
Jay's Technical Institute Houston 76   Yes
Jones Beauty College Dallas 184   Yes
K D Studio Dallas 102   No
Kilgore College Kilgore 5,150 525 Yes
Kussad Institute of Court Reporting Austin 37   Yes
Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont 2,590   Yes
Lamar State College Orange Orange 2,005   Yes
Lamar State College Port Arthur Port Arthur 2,325   Yes
Laredo Beauty College Laredo 167   Yes
Laredo Community College Laredo 7,831 120 Yes
Lee College Baytown 5,856   Yes
Lon Morris College Jacksonville 395 352 No
Lone Star College System The Woodlands 39,756   Yes
Lubbock Christian University Lubbock 1,960 686 No V: 430-560
M: 440-530
W: 440-570
Lubbock Hair Academy Lubbock 24   Yes
Mai trix Beauty College Houston 128   Yes
McLennan Community College Waco 8,079   Yes
McMurry University Abilene 1,462 672 No V: 410-530
M: 420-540
Metroplex Beauty School Mesquite 82   Yes
Mid Cities Barber College Grand Prairie 26   Yes
Midland College Midland 5,739 288 Yes
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls 6,027 1,090 No V: 450-530
M: 460-560
W: 430-540
Mims Classic Beauty College San Antonio 73   Yes
MJ's Beauty Academy Dallas 44   Yes
Mountain View College Dallas 7,009   Yes
Navarro College Corsicana 7,560 860 Yes
Neilson Beauty College Dallas 50   No
North Central Texas College Gainesville 7,590 142 Yes
North Lake College Irving 9,835   Yes
North West Beauty School Houston 303   Yes
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant 1,010 120 Yes
Northwest Educational Center Houston 277   Yes
Northwest Vista College San Antonio 10,329   Yes
Northwood University Cedar Hill Cedar Hill 937 199 No V: 410-540
M: 430-540
Oblate School of Theology San Antonio 180   No
Ocean Corporation Houston 298   No
Odessa College Odessa 4,580 235 Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design Arlington Arlington 272   Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design Dallas Dallas 222   Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design Forth Worth Forth Worth 182   Yes
Ogle School of Hair Design Hurst Hurst 153   Yes
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio San Antonio 2,608 569 No V: 420-510
M: 430-520
Palo Alto College San Antonio 7,662   Yes
Panola College Carthage 1,891 208 Yes
Paris Junior College Paris 4,343 220 Yes
Paul Mitchell The School Houston Houston 104   Yes
Paul Quinn College Dallas 567 236 No V: 375-650
M: 370-590
W: 385-600
PCI Health Training Center Dallas 495   Yes
PCI Professional Careers Institute Houston 11   Yes
Pipo Academy of Hair Design El Paso 50   Yes
Prairie View A & M University Prairie View 8,382 3,291 No V: 370-460
M: 380-480
Ranger College Ranger 594 425 Yes
Rice University Houston 5,161 2,080 No V: 650-750
M: 670-780
W: 640-750
Richland College Dallas 15,311   Yes
Ronny J's Barber Styling Dallas 84   Yes
Royal Beauty Careers Houston Houston 141   Yes
Royal Beauty Careers South Houston South Houston 98   Yes
Saint Edward's University Austin 5,317 1,217 No V: 520-620
M: 510-610
W: 500-600
Sam Houston State University Huntsville 16,496 3,235 No V: 450-540
M: 460-560
San Antonio Beauty College 3 San Antonio 115   Yes
San Antonio Beauty College 4 San Antonio 67   Yes
San Antonio College San Antonio 19,819   Yes
San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants McAllen McAllen 1,187   Yes
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena 23,805   Yes
School of Automotive Machinists Houston 117   No
School of Hair Design Texarkana 49   Yes
Schreiner University Kerrville 971 594 No V: 440-553
M: 440-550
W: 430-540
Sebring Career Schools Houston Houston 81   Yes
Sebring Career Schools Huntsville Huntsville 32   Yes
Seguin Beauty School New Braunfels New Braunfels 30   Yes
Seguin Beauty School Seguin Seguin 33   Yes
South Plains College Levelland 6,602 560 Yes
South Texas Barber College Corpus Christi 56   Yes
South Texas College McAllen 19,827   Yes
South Texas College of Law Houston 1,252   No
South Texas Vo Tech Institute Weslaco 206   Yes
Southeast Texas Career Institute Silsbee 108   Yes
Southern Methodist University Dallas 10,829 2,210 No V: 560-660
M: 590-680
W: 560-660
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Big Spring 119 104 Yes
Southwest Institute of Technology Austin 29   Yes
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers San Antonio San Antonio 134   Yes
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde 4,716 260 Yes
Southwestern Adventist University Keene 890 254 No V: 440-560
M: 423-538
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie 1,834 851 No
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth 3,042 1,113 Yes
Southwestern Christian College Terrell 201 200 Yes
Southwestern University Georgetown 1,294 1,086 No V: 550-670
M: 560-660
St Marys University San Antonio 3,920 1,199 No V: 470-570
M: 480-580
W: 450-560
St Philips College San Antonio 9,256   Yes
Star College of Cosmetology 2 Tyler 100   Yes
State Beauty Academy Duncanville 43   Yes
Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches 11,607 4,659 No V: 430-540
M: 440-560
Stephenville Beauty College Stephenville 25   Yes
Sul Ross State University Alpine 2,717 500 Yes
SW School of Business and Technical Careers Eagle Pass 45   Yes
SW School of Business and Technical Careers Cosmetology San Antonio 21   Yes
Tarleton State University Stephenville 9,460 1,690 No V: 430-530
M: 440-540
W: 420-510
Tarrant County College Fort Worth 37,948   Yes
Temple College Temple 4,787 287 Yes
Texarkana College Texarkana 4,439 180 Yes
Texas A & M International University Laredo 5,179 686 No V: 420-430
M: 440-470
W: 420-490
Texas A & M University College Station 46,542 9,776 No V: 520-630
M: 560-670
W: 500-610
Texas A & M University at Galveston Galveston 1,614 650 No V: 460-590
M: 490-600
Texas A & M University Commerce Commerce 8,813 1,958 No V: 400-530
M: 410-540
W: 400-510
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi Corpus Christi 8,563 1,340 Yes
Texas A & M University Kingsville Kingsville 6,567 1,000 No M: 460-530
Texas A & M University Texarkana Texarkana 1,656   No
Texas A&M Health Science Center College Station 1,432   No
Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools Houston 772   Yes
Texas Chiropractic College Foundation Pasadena 376   No
Texas Christian University Fort Worth 8,668 3,320 No V: 520-630
M: 540-640
W: 530-640
Texas College Tyler 774 453 Yes
Texas College of Cosmetology Abilene Abilene 101   Yes
Texas College of Cosmetology San Angelo San Angelo 62   Yes
Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Austin 88   No
Texas Health School Houston 195   No
Texas Lutheran University Seguin 1,375 935 No V: 430-550
M: 460-570
W: 420-530
Texas School of Business Houston 640   Yes
Texas School of Business East Houston 517   Yes
Texas School of Business Friendswood Friendswood 379   Yes
Texas School of Business Southwest Houston 640   Yes
Texas Southern University Houston 9,540 1,529 No V: 320-430
M: 330-430
W: 340-430
Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen 4,957 927 Yes
Texas State Technical College Marshall Marshall 705 204 Yes
Texas State Technical College Waco Waco 4,210 1,500 Yes
Texas State Technical College West Texas Sweetwater 1,639 216 Yes
Texas State University San Marcos San Marcos 28,121 7,031 No V: 470-570
M: 490-590
W: 460-560
Texas Tech University Lubbock 28,260 6,763 No V: 490-590
M: 520-620
W: 460-570
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock 2,616   No
Texas Vocational Schools Victoria 149   Yes
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth 3,087 515 No V: 410-550
M: 379-575
W: 381-590
Texas Woman's University Denton 12,168 1,550 No V: 420-530
M: 430-530
W: 420-520
The College of Saint Thomas More Fort Worth 92 16 No V: 430-770
M: 200-510
W: 310-620
The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington 24,889 4,291 No V: 460-580
M: 490-600
W: 450-560
The University of Texas at Austin Austin 50,170 8,030 No V: 530-660
M: 570-690
W: 520-650
The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville 17,215 234 Yes
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson 14,556 3,950 No V: 550-670
M: 590-700
W: 530-650
The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso 20,154 465 No V: 390-510
M: 410-530
The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio 28,533 3,054 No V: 440-550
M: 460-570
W: 430-530
The University of Texas at Tyler Tyler 6,137 852 No V: 490-590
M: 470-580
W: 470-570
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston 3,774   No
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio 2,868   No
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston 139   No
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston 2,422 236 No
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa 3,559 555 No V: 420-520
M: 440-550
The University of Texas Pan American Edinburg 17,435 988 No V: 400-510
M: 420-540
W: 410-520
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy Carrollton Carrollton 161   No
Touch of Class School of Cosmetology Greenville 82   No
Trend Barber College Houston 68   Yes
Tri State Cosmetology Institute 1 El Paso 332   Yes
Trinity University San Antonio 2,686 1,829 No V: 590-690
M: 610-690
Trinity Valley Community College Athens 5,046 356 Yes
Tyler Junior College Tyler 8,217 1,054 Yes
University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Harlingen Harlingen 122   Yes
University of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences McAllen McAllen 399   Yes
University of Dallas Irving 2,972 740 No V: 560-680
M: 550-650
W: 530-670
University of Houston Houston 34,663 4,130 No V: 450-570
M: 490-600
University of Houston Clear Lake Houston 7,522   No
University of Houston Downtown Houston 11,793   Yes
University of Houston Victoria Victoria 2,784   No
University of Mary Hardin Baylor Belton 2,651 1,213 No V: 450-560
M: 460-570
W: 440-540
University of North Texas Denton 34,710 5,960 No V: 490-600
M: 500-610
W: 460-570
University of North Texas Health Science Center Forth Worth 1,153   No
University of St Thomas Houston Houston 3,273 361 No V: 498-620
M: 520-620
W: 500-618
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Dallas 2,253   No
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio 5,752 1,157 No V: 420-530
M: 430-540
W: 420-520
Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies Weslaco 370   Yes
Velma B's Beauty Academy Dallas 41   Yes
Vernon College Vernon 2,808 150 Yes
Victoria Beauty College Victoria 100   Yes
Victoria College Victoria 4,002   Yes
Virginia College Austin Austin 825   Yes
Wade College Dallas 252 60 Yes
Wayland Baptist University Plainview 5,899 542 No V: 400-520
M: 410-550
W: 390-490
Weatherford College Weatherford 4,544 280 Yes
West Texas A & M University Canyon 7,502 1,743 No V: 440-550
M: 460-560
Western Technical College Branch Campus El Paso El Paso 427 250 No
Western Technical College Main Campus El Paso El Paso 887 250 Yes
Western Texas College Snyder 1,844 323 Yes
Wharton County Junior College Wharton 5,892 159 Yes
Wiley College Marshall 926 562 Yes
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