Colleges in Houston

Colleges in Houston

Houston, located in the seat of Harris County, is the most populous city in the state of Texas, and claims the same in the entire southern US. Founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1837, Houston grew as a regional trading center for the rest of the century and now has a broad economy in energy—through oil and natural gas—as well as manufacturing, healthcare, and, of course, aeronautics.  

Houston has four state universities located within its city limits, one of which is Texas Southern University, an historical black university that’s considered one of the largest and most comprehensive in the US. The flagship institution for the University of Houston is, as expected, located in its namesake city, and hosts more than 40,000 students on its 667-acre campus. There are also two stand-alone institutions in the UH System in Houston, Clear Lake and Downtown, and two ABA-accredited law schools, the UH Law Center and Thurgood Marshall School of Law at TSU.

Home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, the city also has a number of medical schools and colleges, many within the dense triangle that consists of more than 50 not-for-profit medical-related institutions. The McGovern Medical School and the Baylor College of Medicine are among the throng, as well as the pharmacy schools from both TSU and UH, a school of optometry, and Prairie View A&M University’s nursing school.

The most selective university in the state, and most selective in the US, Rice University was founded in Houston in 1912. The only Catholic institution in the city is the University of St. Thomas, although there are other religious universities, such as the Houston Baptist University. The Houston Community College System serves the city, but there are campuses from the Lone Star College System, among others, serving sections of the more than 2.3 million living in the area.

An automobile-dependent city, Houston has an extensive freeway system in conjunction with limited-access highways. Public transport is handled by the METRO and features 75 local routes, and Amtrak provides service to Houston thrice weekly. The area has several airports, all of which are part of the Houston Airport System.

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University of Houston

The University of Houston is a public research institution and the third-largest university in Texas. UH is home to 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 108 fields of study. A diverse campus, UH has been designated an Hispanic-...

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The instructors care for the success of the students and try their best to get through. For me personally they are very flexible and easygoing about their office hours and are more than willing to work with the student.

” – Rubi from Houston, TX

Rice University

Originally founded as the William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science, and Art, Rice University is a 4-year private institution in Houston. Rice encompasses six colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over...

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Rice does a cool thing with general education. Instead of requiring certain courses in several areas, they require 12 hours in each of three distribution lists. This means that if you're a humanities major you don't have to take Chemistry or...

” – Scott from Crown Point, IN

Texas Southern University

One of the largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, Texas Southern University is a 4-year public institution in Houston. TSU is home to 12 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 100 academic majors...

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pretty nice school

” – daniel from houston, tx

Houston Community College

Houston Community College is a 2-year community college system with 21 locations throughout the greater Houston area. HCC is home to eight academic fields of study conferring associate degrees and certificates and was created to give opportunities to...

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Education here was fun. Professors kept you engaged in the activities.

” – Taneshia from Houston, TX

Baylor College of Medicine

The Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences institution in Houston. Baylor is home to schools of Medicine, Health Professions, Biomedical Sciences, and Tropical Medicine. For a hands-on learning experience, the Baylor campus is located within...

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From what I've read about this schools medical program its outstanding. It even has a 7 year program if my sources are correct. I am hoping to get into this school.

” – Vishruth from Frisco, TX

University of St Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is a 4-year private institution and the only Catholic university in Houston. St. Thomas confers undergraduate degrees in over 35 academic majors and the university has been designated an Hispanic-serving institution. As a...

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It is a school with a genuine interest in the students' overall growth with a focus on liberal arts aiming to make every student his/her own teacher for life, and has a super well rounded basics structure. There is always a source of help for any...

” – Juliette from Houston, TX

University of Houston-Downtown

Founded in 1974, the University of Houston-Downtown is a 4-year public school and a designated minority and Hispanic-serving institution. UHD is home to five colleges awarding undergraduate degrees in 44 fields of study. For students interested in...

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It’s actually a pretty cool school! The staff are friendly and are willing to help you out. Not only that but the school is easy to figure out.

” – Bianca - Houston, TX

Houston Baptist University

Houston Christian University is a 4-year institution located on 100 acres of land just outside of its namesake town in Texas. The university promotes academic, spiritual, and academic excellence centered around their central confession “Jesus Christ...

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I've gone to the campus and I've asked the coordinators and administrators, current students and some of the professors at HBU all the questions that I need to know. And I think that HBU is one of the greatest places to earn your bachelor's or master...

” – Jeannie from Houston, TX

University of Houston-Clear Lake

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is a 4-year institution and a campus of the University of Houston system. UH Clear Lake is home to colleges of Human Sciences, Business, Education, and Science & Engineering conferring degrees in over 80 academic...

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The University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) campus is consistently ranked one of the safest in the state and it is beautiful, tucked away on a nature reserve though close enough to the big city conveniences of Houston. The quality of teachers and...

” – Rosalinda from Houston, TX

Lee College

Lee College is a community institution established in Baytown, Texas. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a number of satellite campuses to service its 13 surrounding school districts. The school features a number of programs to...

Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College is a public institution in the city of Alvin, Texas. ACC’s focus is to provide accessible, high-quality academic opportunities and economic development to its community. Because ACC participates in Texas Common Course...

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Alvin Community College is an ideal source for continuing your education! It has excellent professors who care and want you to succeed in life and with your education. If you live in or around Alvin, Texas, Alvin Community College is a wise first...

” – Vera from Dickinson, TX

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San Jacinto College is 2-year public institution with the main branch situated in Pasadena, Texas, but has four total campuses and an online component. San Jac has articulation agreements with 30 universities, including several Texas A&M and...

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An awesome college with an accrediation and contract for credit hours to be accepted at U of H. Nice facility and great teachers who care about your success.

” – Ranisha from Dayton, TX

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is the largest medical center in the world. UT Health is home to several research institutions, including the Center of Excellence in Mood Disorders, the Consortium on Aging, and the...

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UTHSC - Houston is a well known, highly regarded school for students seeking a career in the medical field. The school is located in the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world. The school is dedicated to educating and...

” – Jennifer from Rowlett, TX

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North American University is a private, 4-year institution established in Stafford, Texas. NAU offers three bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Science, Business Administration, and Interdisciplinary Studies, six master’s degree programs in...

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Located in Houston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a medical school and one of the first comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. UT’s School of Health Professions is home to ten undergraduate academic programs in...

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With a campus in the heart of downtown, South Texas College of Law Houston is the oldest law school in the state’s largest city. The college is divided into institutes such as the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution and Advocacy Program. South...

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My entire family graduated from this university and have become very successful!

” – robert from Houston, TX

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Established in 1963, the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service is a private, 2-year institution located in Houston, Texas. Commonwealth offers two programs: an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service and a Certificate in Funeral...

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Established in 1967, College of Biblical Studies-Houston is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Texas. CBS offers Bible Studies programs online and on-campus, awarding certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. Students...

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Houston Graduate School of Theology is an Evangelical Christian seminary dedicated to training students for ministry. HGST offers four master’s degree programs in Divinity, Christian Ministry, Counseling, and Theological Studies as well as doctorates...

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Established in 1987, Remington College in Webster is a private, 4-year institution located in southeastern Texas. As a satellite campus of Remington College, Webster offers 7 diplomas and 5 associate’s degrees in a variety of career-oriented fields...

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Established in 1908, Texas Chiropractic College is a private, medical education institution located in Pasadena. Along with its several post-graduate and continuing education programs, TCC offers two degree programs including a Bachelor of Science in...

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With a campus marked by vibrant color schemes and plant life, Remington College Greenspoint is a trade school and North Houston-based campus of the Remington system. The Greenspoint campus confers a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and seven...

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