Colleges in San Antonio

Colleges in San Antonio

Located in the southern region of Texas, San Antonio is the second-most populous city in the southern US and features more than 30 higher education institutions, which cater to upwards of 100,000 students. San Antonio is heavily car-dependent, but does offer bike sharing for 136 miles of bike lanes and VIA Metropolitan Transport, which connects Downtown San Antonio to several key areas, including the University of Texas at San Antonio and SeaWorld.

Nicknamed Military City, USA, San Antonio has the highest concentration of military bases in the country, including Lackland Air Base, which trains all new Air Force recruits, and Fort Sam Houston, which provides medical training for the US military. The base locations play a significant role in the economy of San Antonio, making military and government-civil service two of the primary factors, along with health care, financial services, oil and gas, and tourism. Health, another leading factor in the city’s economy, is due in large part to the South Texas Medical Center, which is comprised of a number of higher educational institutions and several research facilities.

The largest institution in the state is the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), which is publicly supported along with the Texas A&M University-San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, and the Alamo Community College District. The city also hosts an array of Catholic and Baptist institutions, including the Baptist University of the Américas and Wayland Baptist University, as well as St Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of the Incarnate Word. Private universities in San Antonio, including Trinity University, Hallmark University, Oblate School of Theology, and more, all use the San Antonio Public Library, which consists of a central library, 29 branches, and an online portal.

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Founded in 1869, Trinity University is a private liberal arts and sciences institution situated in San Antonio, TX. Trinity is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and offers undergrad degrees in 47 academic majors. All freshmen must take a First...

“…A beautiful campus filled with supportive professors and driven students is what you will find here. There are so many opportunities for any interest you may have. A fine choice when making the big decision of where you will attend university.” – Angela from San Antonio, TX

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic school in San Antonio and an Hispanic-serving institution. The largest Catholic university in the state of Texas, UIW is home to 11...

“…this is a very good school. the professors are very helpful and willing to help you. there's is always something to do.” – Ariana from San Antonio, TX

San Antonio College is the oldest 2-year community college in Texas and part of the Alamo Colleges District. SAC offers professional certifications and associate degree programs. It is a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber...

“…sac is offering so much more than what they first did when i attened in 2003. i love the fact that everything is spread out and doesnt seem so cluttered, and no one has to walk shoulder to shoulder like some colleges. also very clean!!!!” – Pearl from San Antonio, TX

Palo Alto College is a public institution located in San Antonio, Texas, and is one of five community colleges serving the Greater San Antonio area. PAC offers a number of uncommon programs alongside its more traditional options, allowing its...

“…home away from home, i feel at home here and the staff is wonderful. everyone here is so friendly and kind. i enjoy attending palo alto college come and join me.” – Genevieve from San Antonio, TX

Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University is a 4-year Catholic school in San Antonio. OLLU is home to five schools granting undergrad degrees in over 30 academic majors and is a designated Hispanic...

“…If you are looking for a university where you will feel at home, this is where you should be. On my first campus tour I was addressed by everyone & given all the attention necessary. I was able to ask questions and get a better understanding of this...” – Lizbeth from San Antonio, TX

Northwest Vista College is a 2-year community college that confers associate degrees and technical certifications. The school is part of the Alamo Colleges District and offers several Academic Workforce Programs through the Healthy & Biosciences...

“…Taking courses at Northwest Vista College has been a pleasant experience for me so far. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. The tuition is inexpensive. ” – Me

St. Philip's College is a public community college located in San Antonio, Texas, with an open admissions policy. SPC is an HBCU and an Hispanic-Serving Institution, the only college to be federally recognized as such. They offer associate’s degrees...

“…St. Philip's community college is a great school to attend your first two years of college. The staff and teachers really care about the students and will do everything they can to help you be successful. I'm so glad chose to attend St. Philip's...” – Janielle

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is a private, health science education institution. The college is divided into five schools: the Long School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, the School of...

“…The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has been my dream university since I was attending middle school. I started researching about my career of dental hygiene and heard that Uthscsa has one of the best programs. It would be...” – Rosario from Laredo, TX

Hallmark University is a private school in San Antonio specializing in business and technology training. HU is home to four schools in Aeronautics, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Business. Students in the College of Aeronautics receive hands...

“…hallmark university college of aeronautics has been a great experience so far. i would highly recommend the air frame and power plant course. everyone is extremely helpful and willing to help.” – christopher from san antonio, tx

The Baptist University of the Americas is a Christian university dedicated to training future Baptist leaders. BUA offers bachelor’s degree programs in Biblical/Theological Studies, Music, Business Leadership, and Human Behavior and all degrees focus...

“…It's a really great place. I transferred to another university for one semester and it didn't feel like home, like BUA and that's the reason I'm going back this semester. The students and the stuff make the university a great place to be at. I would...” – Vanessa from Peru

Founded by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Oblate School of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate school in San Antonio focused on training students for mission and ministry. Oblate offers five theological master’s degree programs as well...

Northeast Lakeview College is a 2-year community college in the San Antonio metro area and a member of the Alamo Colleges system. NLC grants degrees and certificates in 48 academic fields of study. In addition, NLC makes six programs available...