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Colleges & Universities in Houston, TX

06/27/2018 6:39 PM | Anonymous


State public universities:

University of Houston 

Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, the premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders. At the University of Houston, students are prepared to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world. Read more.

Enrollment: 45,364

Undergraduate degrees: 90

Graduate degrees: 80, with concentrations

Doctoral degrees: 3 with concentrations, 3 professional

Acceptance rate: 59.7%

Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities. Read more.

Enrollment: 10,237

Undergraduate degrees: 79

Graduate degrees: 31

Doctoral degrees: N/A

Acceptance rate: 50.9%



Private colleges and universities:

Rice University

 Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking. Read more.

Enrollment: 6,740

Undergraduate degrees: 60

Graduate degrees: 9

Doctoral degrees: 4

Acceptance rate: 16%

Strayer University

 Strayer University makes an outstanding higher education experience available to students with the will to achieve and succeed. When you enroll in this fully-online university, you can earn the degree you need without putting your career on hold. Read more.

Enrollment: 42,975

Undergraduate degrees: 7

Graduate degrees: 12

Doctoral degrees: N/A

Acceptance rate: 100%

North American University

 North American University is a small university located in Houston, TX. Houston is a metropolitan city full of opportunities, and at NAU, students receive personal attention and find many options for social engagement. The student body represents the best of the United States of America and the world in diversity. The faculty is highly qualified with doctorate degrees in their fields and a vast body of professional experience. NAU offers a student-centered learning environment where every student is valued and provided with opportunities to grow. Read more.

Enrollment: N/A

Undergraduate degrees: 9

Graduate degrees: 6

Doctoral degrees: N/A

Acceptance rate: 100%

American InterContinental University

 American InterContinental University's mission is to provide for the varying educational needs of a career-oriented, culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally. Its fully-online degrees allow students to maintain careers and families while pursuing their higher education. Read more.

Enrollment: 15,500

Undergraduate degrees: 30

Graduate degrees: 18

Doctoral degrees: N/A

Acceptance rate: 100%

Houston Graduate School of Theology

 Houston Graduate School of Theology works to equip women and men to be ministers and messengers of God’s mission of reconciliation through academic excellence, personal transformation and leadership development. Read more.

Enrollment: 190

Undergraduate degrees: N/A

Graduate degrees: 5

Doctoral degrees: 1

Acceptance rate: 100%

University of St. Thomas

 The University of St. Thomas (UST) is Houston's Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. For more than 70 years, UST has promoted students into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more – throughout Houston and across the globe. The student body reflects the rich diversity of the city itself. UST welcomes undergraduate and graduate students of all faiths and of no faith. The campus is located in Houston's Museum District and Innovation Corridor, a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities. UST is just steps from downtown and the famed Texas Medical Center where many students perform prestigious internships. Read more.

Enrollment: 3,711

Undergraduate degrees: 39

Graduate degrees: 22

Doctoral degrees: 3

Acceptance rate: 84%

Houston Baptist University

 Houston Baptist University offers an intimate college environment in the heart of one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the United States: Houston, Texas. Attending to HBU as a student is about more than books, tests and lectures. It is about stepping into a community where each person is recognized as a distinct individual. HBU strives to not only develop each student academically, but spiritually, physically and relationally as well. The beautiful 100-acre campus is located just minutes from the city’s thriving downtown district, and the opportunities for jobs, internships and fun surround it. Read more.

Enrollment: 3,325

Undergraduate degrees: 56

Graduate degrees:  24

Doctoral degrees: 2

Acceptance rate: 33.2%

The College of Biblical Studies

 Incorporated in 1976 as Houston Bible Institute, the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) began offering classes in 1979. Since its first class, CBS has lived out its mission of providing a biblically based education that embraces all ethnicities and strives to equips students with an academic and spiritual foundation needed to lead their communities, churches and families. Read more.

Enrollment: 1,399

Undergraduate degrees: 5

Graduate degrees: N/A

Doctoral degrees: N/A

Acceptance rate: 100%



Community colleges:

Lone Star College System

 Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Students rely on Lone Star College for Associate Degrees, certifications for work in high-demand industries, and credits that enable them to transfer anywhere. Lone Star College System provides comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives. Read more.

Enrollment: 90,000

Associate’s degrees/vocational programs: 25

Acceptance rate: 100%

Houston Community College System

 Houston Community College's service area is Houston Independent School District, Katy, Spring Branch, Alief Independent School Districts, Stafford Municipal District, and the Fort Bend portion of Missouri City. Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. Read more.

Enrollment: 69,293

Associate’s degrees/vocational programs: 97

Acceptance rate: 100%

San Jacinto College

 The Mission of San Jacinto College is to ensure student success, create seamless transitions and enrich the quality of life in the communities it serves. San Jacinto College aims to be a leader in educational excellence and in the achievement of equity among diverse populations. It works to empower students to achieve their goals, redefine their expectations, and encourage their exploration of new opportunities. SJC’s passions are people, learning, innovation and continuous improvement. Read more.

Enrollment: 30,000

Associate’s degrees/vocational programs: 34

Acceptance rate: 100%

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