Best Universities & Colleges in Texas for 2021

These are the 64 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Texas. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Texas

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Texas to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Abilene Christian University Seal

    Abilene Christian University

    Abilene, Texas

    Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas
    • 4,544 Total Students
    • 50% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,804 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    The foundation for ACU was laid when the idea for a school in West Texas was first shared by A.B. Barret and Charles Roberson in 1903. With support from the Churches of Christ and the land granted by Col J.W. Childers at a very low price, the present institute began as The Childers Classical Institute in the honor of Childers in 1906. With difficulty and lack of infrastructure in its early years, the institute improved under the term of Jesse P. Sewell and became a senior college by 1919. The name of the institute also changed and with enrollment increasing after the WWII and with that it soon emerged as Abilene Christian University in 1976. To this day, it remains non-profit and affiliated with Churches of Christ.

    Situated in Abilene, Texas, ACU remains closely connected with Christianity. With having necessary chapel attendance for undergraduate students and Christian scholars and professionals to introducing The Maker Lab and AT & T Learning studio equipped with latest technological resources, the university stays committed towards spiritual as well as intellectual development of its students.

    Besides its chapel tradition continuing till today, the university has many other fun and unique traditions. ACU also holds an annual ‘Summit’ consisting of lectures and workshops centering religion and the Bible. Besides, every year, a ‘Sing song’ competition is held in mid-February presenting cappella medleys and garnering huge attention. Similar enthusiasm is carried for Athletics at the university. With Purple and White as official colors and alongside Willie the Wildcat as the mascot, its teams have won 64 National championships and produced 40 Olympians.

    With a Liberal Arts curriculum, ACU offers 70 majors for its baccalaureate degree, 27 Master’s degree and 3 doctoral degrees throughout its 135 areas of study. The university also has a line of online programs which range from Certifications, to Master’s and Doctoral programs across variety of disciplines. It also has some prominent facilities Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Hunter Welcome Center, Gibson Health and Physical Education Center, The Don H. Morris Center, Smith-Adams Hall and few others.

    ACU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1906
    • NicknameWildcats
    • MascotWillie the Wildcat
    • ColorsPurple and White
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Southland
    • Religious AffiliationChurches of Christ

    Famous ACU Alumni

    • Bonnie Curtis

      Entertainment & Arts

      A film producer

    • Chris Christian

      Entertainment & Arts

      A song writer, recording artist and a record producer

    • Nelson Coates

      Entertainment & Arts

      A film production designer, who has been nominated for the Emmys

    • Janice Hahn

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as a Los Angeles City Councilwoman, and also a member of the United States House of Representatives

    • Max Lucado

      Entertainment & Arts

      a best selling author

    • Bobby Morrow

      Professional Sports

      An Olympic Sprinter, having won three Gold Medals in the 1956 games

    • David Sampson

      Business & Industry

      Serving as the President and CEO of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

    • Jack Pope

      Politics & Law

      A lawyer and a Judge; also served as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Texas from 1982–1985


  • Amberton University

    Garland, Texas

    • 1,379 Total Students
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    A private yet a non-profit university, Amberton was originally intended as an extension campus for the Abilene Christian University and to offer programs for the working adults. It was set up in Mesquite, Texas in 1971. In 1974, the campus came to its present location, in Garland, Texas. Within a span of 40 years, the institute not only changed to Amberton University but also detached itself from ACU and was accredited as an independent institute.

    Amberton is specifically a non denominational institute and the values and principles practiced at the university are based in Christian faith. Combining academics with Christian values is aimed at an all round development of its students with the ability to deal with social, economic, financial as well as personal circumstances in life.

    The most distinct feature about Amberton is that it aims to serve the ‘non-traditional’ students. It positions itself as serving the mature or working adults. Not only is the academic routine flexible but also affordable keeping in mind the needs of the students it serves. Its programs are aimed at students wishing to diversify into another field. It is a strictly academically focused institute and does not have its sports teams. The university is a multi campus facility. Besides the Garland campus, there is one in Frisco, which opened in 2006.

    Amberton’s academic offerings include both Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. There are seven areas of study under the Bachelors programs including business administration, management and applied sciences and others. There are more choices available for the Master’s program, an altogether of 14 programs. The university also has a distinct program, a specialization program, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy.

    Amberton School Facts

    • Years Estd.1971
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationUndenominational

  • Angelo State University Seal

    Angelo State University

    San Angelo, Texas

    Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas
    • 8,483 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 45% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,871 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Angelo State University School Facts

    • Years Estd.1928
    • NicknameRams
    • MascotDominic the Ram
    • MottoFiat Lux
    • Motto Eng.Let there be light
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Lone Star
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Arlington Baptist College

    Arlington, Texas

    • 204 Total Students
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    A small Private liberal arts college, ABC found its way in 1927 in Fort Worth, Texas after the initial plan to begin it in 1925 failed. It was Dr. J. Frank Norris, a pastor who wanted Biblical education for the people. It was in 1931 that he led another Bible school for training and education for pastoral work and continuing Christian services. Classes progressed and the institute was chartered in 1939 which marks the beginning of the college as we see today. It moved a few places in its entire journey and by 1955 made Arlington, Texas its permanent home.

    Since its inception, Arlington Baptist College was aimed at preparing the people for the work of Christ. It grows and progresses on the values that emerge out of Biblical knowledge. Though the college is open to both religious as well as secular students, it prepares them for a positive and active role in communities.

    Life at ABC is simple and humble. Being a small college, the students and faculty work with each other enabling a close connection and personal engagement throughout the study period. This makes up for the most important factor driving and fueling emotional, spiritual and social engagement at the college. Leadership and an understanding of Democracy form a major part at the college and the student life and activities are directed towards learning of these values. The college has also inducted ‘Constitution Day’ celebration to be held as an annual event. Students as well as faculty will take part in the celebration and discuss the importance of the day and its founders. This small bible college also has its athletic teams that participate at the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division II. The campus colors are Blue and White.

    Academics at ABC cover both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. It offers Bachelors under 12 fields of study and a Masters Degree in Education and a Graduate in Theology Program. There are Distance Education programs available as well. The notable building at the college is its Earl K. Oldham Library.

    ABC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1939
    • MascotPatriots
    • MottoInto All The World With All The Word
    • ColorsBlue & White
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

  • Austin Graduate School of Theology

    Austin, Texas

    • 44 Total Students
    • 4 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Austin Grad is a private institute and a Christian seminary, starting of which goes back to the founding of the Bible Chair in 1917 at the University of Texas. By 1975 it expanded and started offering a bachelors degree course and transformed into the Institute for Christian Studies. It received its accreditation in the year 1987 and went on to expand its academic offerings to a master’s degree with Abilene Christian University.

    Transition to Austin Graduate School of Theology took place in the year 2001 when the institute introduced its own graduate program. It is based in Austin, Texas, and is associated with the Churches of Christ.

    For Austin Grad the purpose is not just education, but the wider mission of equipping its students with knowledge, have them well versed in Christian faith and building their focus on service to the people. The university provides all the resources and support that help its students achieve their goals. The faculty and staff at the school are members of the local churches; this ensures up to date teaching incorporated with practical experience. Students learn alongside the faculty in an environment which feels like a community. There are also the faculty publications that are available to not just students, but a wider audience promoting a tradition of learning at the institute. The education at the colleges is also incorporated in series and lectures which complement the everyday academics by providing a deeper insight to students and further instigates them to be the leaders of their communities and churches. The school also conducts regular chapel services, sermon seminars, and also updates its students about the ministry job openings. Studies at the institute are supported by a well-equipped library, offering all the resources that students need to develop their knowledge. The school also takes pride in offering quality education at comparatively lower cost than others.

    The academic programs it offers are Bachelors in Christian studies and Masters in Theological studies. It also offers a spiritual growth program and also transition programs. Its notable facilities are David Worley Library.

    Austin Grad School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationChurches of Christ

  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

    San Antonio, Texas

    Baptist Health System School of Health Professions in San Antonio, Texas
    • 686 Total Students
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Baptist Health System School of Health Professions School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary Seal

    Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

    Jacksonville, Texas

    Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Texas
    • 133 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 100% Enrollment Rate
    • 3 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    BMA began its journey in 1950, as a proposal made by Baptist Missionary Association of Texas for a national seminary was taken into consideration by Baptist Missionary Association of America. A committee was soon formed and after having drafted the details, site selection began.  Jacksonville in Texas was chosen as the site for the seminary and work began. Groundbreaking was held in 1956 and the next year, the seminary opened its doors for the students.

    As a Private Baptist college, Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary provides theology education and practice on the highest values of Christian faith. These of the seminaries efforts, since the beginning has always been to provide the communities with individuals trained in the best fashion to take on the leadership roles in church and other positions.

    Life at BMA is to be completely dedicated to theological education alongside development of spiritual life. To begin with, the seminary has its chapel and chapel lessons. There are sermon series as well as lecture series, Paschal Lecture Series and Darby-Beal Lecture Series, are held. These lessons are available online as well as available for the public. The college also takes part in the Scroll & Parchment Society and encourages its students to put in their contribution and light the path for other students. This society is a support association of the Keller Library. With the donations sent by each student and collected, the society puts books for student use in the library. This effort by the college is only to bring to light to its students the importance of knowledge.

    Academics at BMA include both undergraduate and graduate programs. At its campus in Texas, two undergraduate programs – one Bachelors and one Associate program is offered, while four Master’s degrees are offered. At its Arkansas campus, commonly known as BMATS Arkansas, four Master programs are offered. Certificate Programs and Online education are also provided by the seminary. A notable building at the campus is its Dorman Memorial Chapel is named after W. J. Dorman, trustee member.

    BMA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1955
    • Motto"Earnestly Contending for the Faith"
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

  • Baylor University Seal

    Baylor University

    Waco, Texas

    Baylor University in Waco, Texas
    • 16,787 Total Students
    • 44% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 32,136 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    It was in 1841 that the idea of having a university in the region was accepted by the Union Baptist Association in a meeting. The suggestion came from Reverend William Milton Tryon and District Judge R.E.B. Baylor. In 1845 through the Act of Congress, the university was established. Another person of significance in the establishment of university is the Reverend James Huckins, who served as a fund raiser for the new institute. Baylor is based in Waco, Texas.

    As a Private Catholic University offering liberal arts education, it has been serving students with excellence and guided catholic principles for more than 150 years. Baylor University believes in preparing for and meeting challenges with commitment towards lighting the way for future generations.

    Students at Baylor enjoy a vibrant environment, fresh experiences and unique traditions. Besides being considered as one of the beautiful campuses in the country, the campus has memorial Lampposts in the honor of those who had given up their lives in WWII. The university has its chapel since 1846, mandatory for students to attend twice a week for two semesters. Other events include Diadeloso, which is a break from studies where students participate in physical activities and there is Line Camp, an orientation program to increase group and individual student interactions. It also holds a Family Weekend which invites the family of its students, a tradition which has continued for 50 years and also holding the annual celebration of Christmas on 5th Street. There is strong athletic culture at the campus, with the teams called ‘Bears’ and ‘Lady Bears’ participate at the NCAA Division I – Big 12. There is school song as well as a fight song and its cheerleaders are called Yell Leaders. The mascot is the ‘Bear’ and the campus colors are Green and Gold.

    Academic offering at Baylor are just as diverse as the campus life; 142 undergraduate degree programs, 75 master’s programs and 42 doctoral programs. There are Education Specialist programs also. Its prestigious departments are Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and others.

    Baylor School Facts

    • Years Estd.1845
    • NicknameBears & Lady Bears
    • MascotJudge Joy & Judge Lady (live bears)Bruiser (costumed)
    • MottoPro Ecclesia, Pro Texana. (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.For Church, For Texas.
    • ColorsGreen and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous Baylor Alumni

    • Elizabeth A. Davis

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress, Tony Award-nominated

    • Thomas Harris

      Education & Advocacy

      Writer, best-selling author of 'Silence of the Lambs'

    • Hal C. Wingo

      Entertainment & Arts

      Founder of People Magazine; also former journalist and editor of Life Magazine

    • Jason Stverak

      Politics & Law

      President of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity

    • Bill Townsend

      Business & Industry

      Internet entrepreneur - founded the Web search engine Lycos, Inc.

    • Lawrence Sullivan Ross

      Education & Advocacy

      Formerly served as the President of Texas A&M University and also Governor of Texas

    • Gilberto Freyre

      Education & Advocacy

      Brazilian sociologist, cultural anthropologist and also historian

    • Norman Shumway

      Science & Medicine

      Pioneering heart surgeon at Stanford University

    • T. John Ward

      Politics & Law

      Formerly held office as the United States Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

    • Price Daniel Jr.

      Politics & Law

      Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 to 1975


  • Brazosport College Seal

    Brazosport College

    Lake Jackson, Texas

    Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, Texas
    • 4,221 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    BC is a public coeducational college that opened its doors for students in 1968. For a long time, the members of the Brazosport Independent School District were demanding a junior college however it took 20 years for this to come into effect and the college to be built. It was in 1970, as the institute graduated its first class that the college transitioned from a junior college to its present name. it started initially in Freeport, Texas but later relocated to Lake Jackson, Texas.

    The college serves not only as a place for career development of its students but also as a contributing member of the community it operates in. With its innovative approach to education and offering relevant, in-demand programs, the college aims economic impact by its preparation of skilled and responsible citizens.

    Campus life at Brazosport College provides for entertainment and physical activities for its students, understanding the multidimensional needs of its students. The student activity center is called ‘The Swamp’, where students interact with each other while enjoying table tennis, pool and other games. The college also homes The Clarion which has witnessed the performances of artists including Lyle Lovett, Don McLean and others. It also houses art gallery, a studio and a planetarium. There are student organizations, academic and multicultural where students collaborate on various activities and issues. The students also participate actively with its community partner, Habitat for Humanity serving the cause with all their determination. Its sports teams participate at the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium intramural events and the campus colors are Blue, White and Black.

    Academic programs offered at BC are mainly undergraduate degree programs; Associate and Bachelor. It offers programs in more than 30 academic disciplines. It also offers 18 workforce-trades programs. Its notable facility is the Dow Academic Center, serving as a community center and holds business and community events such as trade shows, weddings, banquets and others.

    BC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1968
    • NicknameGators
    • MottoThe College of Choice
    • ColorsBlack, Blue, and White
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous BC Alumni

    • Candace Duval

      Politics & Law

      Former Democratic nominee to the U.S. House of Representatives

    • Robert Ellis

      Entertainment & Arts

      Singer and songwriter


  • Career Point College

    San Antonio, Texas

    • 1,549 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    A former institute, Career Point College was a two year private college that was founded in 1921by Harold R. Frazell. It was called Dickinson Business School and the main aim behind establishment of this college was to train typists in the region. Focused on a single area, the college in 1953 added a secretarial program and a new shorthand system. With its popularity it was adopted on a regional level in 1950s.

    Over time, the institute improved its instructions and as it became a training and assessment institute, in 2001 it renamed itself to Career Point Institute and as it added Associate Degrees, it turned into a college. It was based mainly in San Antonio, Texas, but had branch campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Austin, Texas. Its plan to close down permanently was announced by its President, last year, in 2016.

    Within its short span of journey, the college made great academic developments, bringing unique classroom experience and program choices. It not only added courses to the main campus but also to the branch campuses such as nursing and state board approved cosmetology programs. It also introduced a full time vocational program in the field of nursing in 2009. Due to major expansions to its academic disciplines, the college expanded its ranches to Balcones Heights mall and Wonderland of the Americas. Its continuous evolution in academic programs and at outreach the college maintained its focus on serving the needs of its people and broader communities.

    The college offered programs in total, in 28 distinct concentrations. It also offered Associate programs in the fields of Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, and Network Support Specialist, and training in Early Childhood Education, Paralegal, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and User Support Specialist.

     

    Career Point College School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • College of Biblical Studies-Houston Seal

    College of Biblical Studies-Houston

    Houston, Texas

    • 423 Total Students
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    CBS is a private nondenominational Bible college that was incorporated in the year 1976  as Houston Bible & Vocational Institute, however it  began instructions by 1979 as Houston Bible Institute. The institute came into existence with the vision of Rev. Ernest L. Mays, who realised the need for qualified and trained leaders and teachers to serve in the church. It was in 1996 that the school was updated to college status, by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and so took onto its present name.

    It is based in Houston, Texas and has remained on its founding mission to provide access to Biblical and theological knowledge to those who wish to be part of the church leadership. It offers curriculum strictly based on Biblical worldview and preparing individuals for profession as well as service in the churches and hence in their communities.

    A welcoming environment awaits every individual that walks through the doors of CBS. Students at College of Biblical Studies-Houston are welcomed into the campus through new student orientation which simply aims to introduce students to the ways of the institute. Students are required to complete New Student Orientation Online Course as part of the orientation. Further ahead, a comprehensive life awaits the students, where students are provided with counselling services; personal, academic as well as spiritual assistance to make sure their journeys continue at the institute without any obstacles. Besides looking after the students while their time at the college, there is also the career services department which makes sure the students are well prepared and are provided the best of career opportunities.  Students are also encouraged for volunteering activities helping the communities and learning leadership.

    Academic programs at CBS consist of a certificate program, two Associate programs, and nine Bachelor’s level programs. The college brings CBS Women’s Partnership where women play a significant role in forwarding Christian mission by creating awareness, fundraising and taking part in prayer fellowship.

    CBS School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationUndenominational

  • Concordia University- Texas Seal

    Concordia University- Texas

    Austin, Texas

    Concordia University- Texas in Austin, Texas
    • 2,559 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 31% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,036 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A private liberal arts coeducational institute, CTX traces its origins to the year 1926 when the university began as a four year high school for men, preparing them for ministerial positions. It was called Lutheran Concordia College of Texas. It started admitting women in the year 1955 and leaving its high school curriculum, it started awarding Bachelor’s degrees in 1980 and by 1993 became part of the Concordia University System.

    Its transition into a university happened in 1995 while its present name was adopted in the year 2007.  Based in Austin, Texas, Concordia University Texas has always been on a mission to serving its communities by preparing and providing exemplary Christian leaders.

    Campus life at CTX is a unique mix of fun and serious work. There is Student Government & Leadership Association, an organisation central to the student life working as a bridge between students and the faculty and staff. It is also the first step where students get a chance to display their leadership capabilities. Furthermore, there are over 20 student led organisations that work as social and learning platforms outside classrooms. These include recreation, faith, academic, honor and other interest groups. Entertainment and fun is provided through events and activities held throughout the year; the annual events include Coffeehouse, Christmas Tree Lighting and Spring Banquet. There are recreational activities for the students, as well where they involve in outdoor adventures such as camping and trips to Lady Bird Lake, Enchanted Rock, caves in central Austin and many other locations. There are university athletic teams that take part in NCAA Division III. The official university colors are Purple and Gold and its mascot is ‘Tornados’.

    CTX’s academic programs include undergraduate programs with 24 majors organised under six schools. Its prominent facilities and buildings are Birkmann Memorial Chapel, Studtmann Hall, Harms Hall, and others.

    CTX School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationLutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    Famous CTX Alumni

    • Scott Linebrink

      Professional Sports

      Baseball player

    • David R. Burns

      Politics & Law

      Politician from Maine

    • Randy Phillips

      Entertainment & Arts

      Musician


  • Criswell College

    Dallas, Texas

    • 305 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 69% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 16 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Criswell is a private liberal arts college whose foundation was laid down by Criswell College, pastor of First Baptist Dallas in 1970. His vision that a college for the common people be developed to be taught and trained to work in the church was met with enthusiasm by the church and the institute began instructions in 1971. It added a three year diploma program in 1973 and added Bachelors and Masters programs by 1977.

    It took on its present name as Criswell College in 1985 named after its founder. It is based in Old East Dallas, Texas and being a Christian college aims to educate and enlighten its students in a manner that they not only serve their professions well but also become leaders and source of inspiration.

    For the students, Criswell is a mix of studies, discipline and fun filled student life. There is every opportunity and every resource for the students to experience differently every day. Students enjoy a closely knit family environment where they enjoy meals, coffee and praying together. The most prominent student activity centers are the Student Government Association, involved in serving student interests, and planning and bringing events and activities on campus; some of these are Back to School Bash, annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, new Wallies Award Show. There is also the Coffee Shop which serves as the social hub where students gather for a coffee but end up being engaged in endless conversations and discussions with peers and faculty. Students are encouraged to take part in spiritual development activities such as Chapel, working in churches or ministries or even volunteering their hours in nonprofit organizations. The college has its official campus colors which are Navy, Gray and Yellow.

    At Criswell, the academic programs offered are an Associate degree, Bachelors degree program with five majors, and five graduate level programs. Its notable facility is the Wallace Library.

    Criswell School Facts

    • Years Estd.1970
    • ColorsNavy, Gray, Yellow
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationSouthern Baptist

    Famous Criswell Alumni

    • Daniel Akin

      Education & Advocacy

      President at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; also an author

    • Lelious A. Johnson

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pastor at St. Paul Baptist Church

    • K. P. Yohannan

      Social Advocacy & Service

      President at Gospel for Asia

    • Jerry A. Johnson

      Education & Advocacy

      CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters and former President at Criswell College

    • Cedric D. Stricklin

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pastor at Graceland Community Baptist Church and President of Oak Cliff Baptist Union

    • John Mark Yeats

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Dean of Midwestern College at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    • Tony Mathews

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Pastor of North Garland Baptist Church


  • Dallas Baptist University Seal

    Dallas Baptist University

    Dallas, Texas

    Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas
    • 5,319 Total Students
    • 42% Acceptance Rate
    • 40% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,949 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    DBU is a Private liberal arts institute that was originally founded as Decatur Baptist College in the year 1898. It was established as a two year college in Decatur and was the first junior college to be founded in the state. As the college started to expand, it had to relocate and by 1965 came to its present location where it is based in Dallas, Texas and came to be named as Dallas Baptist College.

    It progressed as a university as it added graduate programs and was eventually named as Dallas Baptist University. The university since its start has been on the mission to produce intellects and trained professionals but also those firmly grounded in Christian values of leadership and service.

    At DBU, the campus life is unique combination of warmth as well as excitement as students build relationships with each other as well as the faculty and staff, in the process of learning. The students find the opportunity to be part of many activities such as being part of student led clubs and organisations, more than 35 present on campus including academic, social, honor as well as Student Government Association. The SGA works as bridge between the university and the students, and allows active participation in leadership activities. Greek Life is also present on campus. For entertainment, there are plenty of events such as Great Pumpkin Chase, Winter Ball Welcome Week, All-Night Party and traditions such as Midnight Madness, Mr. Big Chief, Tailgate party and firing the canon or ringing the bell after any athletic victory. The university has its athletic teams called ‘Patriots’ that take part at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Red, White and Blue.

    The academic programs offered at DBU are 72 undergraduate programs, 29 Master’s programs, 74 Dual Masters degree programs and two Doctoral programs. Its prestigious departments are Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith, Dorothy M. Bush College of Education, Gary Cook School of Leadership, Henry Blackaby Hall, the William B. Dean Learning Center, J. Blair Blackburn Hall, Sheila Cook Hall and more.

    DBS School Facts

    • Years Estd.1898
    • NicknamePatriots
    • ColorsRed, White, Blue
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I, Division II
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous DBS Alumni

    • Phil King

      Politics & Law

      Member of the House of Representatives, Texas

    • Freddy Sanchez

      Professional Sports

      Infielder for San Francisco Giants; also a World Series Champion

    • David O'Neal Brown

      Politics & Law

      Former chief of the Dallas Police Department

    • Ryan Goins

      Professional Sports

      Infielder for Toronto Blue Jays

    • Gwyn Shea

      Politics & Law

      Former Texas secretary of state from 2002 to 2003 and a member of the House of Representatives, Texas from 1983 to 1993

    • Harley True Burton

      Education & Advocacy

      Texas historian; also served as the President of Clarendon College

    • David O'Neal Brown

      Politics & Law

      Former Chief of the Dallas Police Department

    • Ron Simmons

      Politics & Law

      Member of the House of Representatives,Texas since 2013 for District 65 in Denton County

    • Ben Zobrist

      Professional Sports

      Infielder and Outfielder for Chicago Cubs; also two time World Series champion


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    Dallas Christian College

    Dallas, Texas

    Dallas Christian College in Dallas, Texas
    • 316 Total Students
    • 51% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 271 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    DCC is a private four year undergraduate institute that was founded in the year 1950. Presently, the college is affiliated with the Christian Church. As the college made progress, it eventually emerged to serve the diverse population of its region with Christian education. With a focused approach it grew and soon received accreditation by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

    Dallas Christian College is based in Farmers Branch, Texas and has placed its academic value on two most important things: education and mentoring. With strong Christian values at the foundation, the college aims to offer an academically rich environment whereby students not only grow on the professional front but also the personal front.

    The campus life at DCC is unique and one which aims to connect people not only with each other and their communities at large but also with the spirituality within themselves. Christian life is the main theme at campus and students are seen attending the Church and Chapel sessions which also bring guest speaker session and student led drama, music and other arts group performances. There are also campus organisations as well as certain events held, such as Service Days where students serve the community for a whole day and Kingdom Week where students are involved in short mission trips. Spiritual mentoring also takes place and through program ‘Illuminate!’ students develop networks and find work opportunities.  Student life also includes a Student Government which majorly looks after student activities on campus. These include ministry opportunities and ministry teams. The most prominent is Urban Team which brings weekly ministry opportunities and Camp Team which attend conferences and special events across the country. There is student performing team called ‘True2Life’ which performs at college events as well as in local churches and other community activities. There are college athletic teams that take part in NCCAA Division II and the college mascot is ‘Crusaders’.

    As for the academic programs, these consist of undergraduate programs with majors in eight fields of study. Its notable facility is Crawford Library.

    DCC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1950
    • MascotCrusaders
    • Motto_______ ___ _____ (Preach the Word)
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationChristian Churches and Churches of Christ

  • East Texas Baptist University Seal

    East Texas Baptist University

    Marshall, Texas

    East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas
    • 1,308 Total Students
    • 55% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,457 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    ETBU is a private and coeducational institute rooted in Christian tradition and that goes back to 1912 when it was established. Prior to it, a campaign for a college in the region had taken place and as a result, College of Marshall, a two year college and an academy was founded. The building for the college went under construction and was completed in 1916. In 1917 the college held its first classes.

    The university is affiliated with Baptist General Convention of Texas and has gained prominence through its mission to serve without discrimination and to develop in its students’ their responsibility towards people, equip them with character and knowledge, eventually building a strong foundation for personal and professional success. It is based in Marshall, Texas.

    East Texas Baptist University aims to create a more inclusive community of students, faculty and the staff which are engaged in active learning and putting their knowledge to use through community service. Student activities on campus mostly consist of organising events and programs and contributing to the overall campus life. There is Student Government Association, proactively working for student interests and also voicing their concerns. There are also over 35 student organised clubs that provide additional learning platforms and also a way to develop personal networks among students. The events organised at the campus include some traditional ones such as Homecoming, Family Weekend, Welcome Week, Tiger Coup and Connexus. The university also offers spiritual development to its students; there are ministries, missionaries as well as service work but there is also chapel where students educate themselves and an environment which allows them to reflect. Athletics is also an exciting part of campus life, with the teams competing at NCAA Division III. The university has official colors Navy and Gold and its mascot is ‘Tiger’.

    The academic programs at the ETBU consist of undergraduate programs through 15 academic departments including majors, minors and concentrations, and six Masters degree programs. Its prominent facilities are Jenna Guest Music Building, Fred Hale Business Building, Mamye Jarrett Library Marshall Hall, Scarborough Hall, Ornelas Spiritual Life Center, Linebery Hall and more.

    ETBU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1912
    • NicknameETBU
    • MascotTiger
    • MottoA world of opportunity in a community of faith
    • ColorsNavy and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous ETBU Alumni

    • David S. Ritsema

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Waxahachie from 2012 to present and Resident Fellow at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute since 2010

    • Chris Elrod

      Entertainment & Arts

      Christian comedian and writer

    • Sam B. Hall

      Politics & Law

      Member of the United States House of Representatives from 1976 to 85 and United States District Judge from 1985 to 94

    • Rick Edmonds

      Politics & Law

      Southern Baptist pastor; also member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 66 in East Baton Rouge Parish, since 2016


  • Grace School of Theology Seal

    Grace School of Theology

    Conroe, Texas

    Grace School of Theology in Conroe, Texas
    • 313 Total Students
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Grace School of Theology, commonly known as GSOT, is a private evangelical Christian higher educational institute whose main campus is located in 3705 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, Texas. GSOT history returns back to the early 2002, when a group of seven members, later on were the board of trustees, decided to inaugurate a theological seminary. GSOT was established as Houston Theological Seminary based on the Christ, God’s son and Mankind Savior. Houston Theological Seminary was certified as educational institute in mid of 2001; however, its official inauguration and first student’s enrollment took place in fall 2002. Houston Theological Seminary changed its name to the current name, Grace School of Theology, in 2003 when a state law in Texas was issued to prohibit the use of seminary in religious schools names. Although, in 2007, the Supreme Court in Texas cancelled the previously mentioned law, GSOT election decided not to change its current name. Being in Houston, Texas, metropolitan area, the main campus of GSOT occupies a strategic location where it is connected with most of facilities and common places in Texas. In addition to the main campus in Houston, GSOT has inaugurated several teaching sites nationally and internationally. Other national locations are established inside Texas such as Beaumont, Midland and San Antonio, outside Texas such as San Diego in California, Guaynabo in Puerto Rico and Trussville in Alabama. International teaching sites were also found in Honduras, Panama, Philippines, Mexico, Nepal and Spain.

    GSOT mission is to provide its students with a unique educational environment that combines strong academic programs with biblical spirit. GSOT targets preparing reliable citizens that could serve the diverse community nationally and internationally through fostering their intellectual, communication and spiritual skills.

    GSOT offers 4 four-year undergraduate degrees and certificates, 4 two-year master degrees, and one doctoral degree. All the offered programs are focusing on biblical studies.

    GSOT School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationInterdenominational

  • Hallmark University

    San Antonio, Texas

    Hallmark University in San Antonio, Texas
    • 859 Total Students
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Hallmark University is nonprofit private university that was established in 1969 as Hallmark Aero-Tech. Hallmark’s co-founder Richard Fessler started the institution mainly for serving industry, students and the community. The university continued on the four core values of excellence, efficiency, effectiveness and integrity that were set by Fessler. The first campus of Hallmark was located in San Antonio’s historic Stinson Municipal Airport. The institution’s first program approved was offered as a diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Richard Fessler became the president of Hallmark Aero-Tech in 1974 and continued serving the institution to 1999. In the mid of the same year, Hallmark Aero-Tech became Hallmark institute and Joe Fisher became its president in 2000. In 2007, Hallmark Institute’s name was changed into Hallmark College and it became one of the fist career colleges offering Bachelors and then in 2012 it became authorized for masters granting. Trying to secure the College’s mission, Hallmark College was transitioned in 2013 to a non-profit institution, with a board of trusties believing in the core values of Hallmark. In 2015, the college was converted into Hallmark University in its current location in San Antonio, Texas.

    Hallmark is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is approved by many organizations including Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the United States Department of Education, etc. It is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

    Hallmark School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Hardin-Simmons University Seal

    Hardin-Simmons University

    Abilene, Texas

    Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas
    • 2,112 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,595 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Hardin-Simmons University is a private Baptist university in Abilene, Texas. The university was established under the name of Abilene Baptist College by the Sweetwater Baptist Association with a group of cattlemen and pastors in 1891. Rancher C.W. Merchant donated the land for the establishment of the university. It was the first higher education institute to be established west of Fort Worth. In the following year, it was named Simmons College in honor of James B. Simmons for his early contributions in establishment of the college. In 1925, the college got the university status. Nine years later, the university got its current name to honor Mary and John G. Hardin for their contributions to the university. Since 1941, HSU became associated to the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    The university states its mission is to provide excellent education in accordance with Christian faith and values.

    Hardin-Simmons campus covers 209 acres in a rural area of Abilene. It includes several distinctive buildings including Shelton Stadium, Skiles Social Sciences Building, Connally Missions Center, Van Ellis Theatre and Box Office, Johnson Building and Caldwell Fine Arts Building. The official colors for the campus are purple and gold while its mascot is Cowboy / Cowgirl. HSU athletic teams compete in the American Southwest Conference Division III.

    The university is divided into 8 colleges and schools including Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics, Irvin School of Education, Kelley College of Business, Logsdon School of Theology, Logsdon Seminary and Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. It offers 36 undergraduate degree programs and 28 graduate programs. Some programs are also offered through online mode of study. The university is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It was ranked among the best Western Colleges by Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.

    HSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1891
    • MascotCowboy / Cowgirl
    • MottoAn Education Enlightened by Faith
    • ColorsPurple and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III American Southwest Conference
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous HSU Alumni

    • Owen J. Baggett

      Politics & Law

      An American pilot who is famous for shooting an aircraft with his pistol

    • Earl Bennett

      Professional Sports

      former NFL football player

    • Harvey Catchings

      Professional Sports

      former NBA basketball player

    • Willis Whitfield

      Science & Medicine

      inventor of the cleanroom

    • Don Collier

      Entertainment & Arts

      film and television actor


  • Houston Baptist University Seal

    Houston Baptist University

    Houston, Texas

    Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas
    • 3,160 Total Students
    • 33% Acceptance Rate
    • 11% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 14,519 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Houston Baptist University is a private Baptist university located in the Southwest Management District in Houston, Texas. In 1952, the Union Baptist Association started to study establishing a Baptist college in Boston. A survey was conducted in 1955 and the decision to establish the college in was taken in the following year. The university was finally established in 1960 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The College started its first class in 1963.

    The university states its mission is to provide education that motivates the students to excel academically, spiritually and professionally.

    Houston campus covers 100 acres with several distinctive facilities including Hinton Center which offers classrooms and meeting rooms, Cullen Science Centers I and II, Eula Mae Baugh Center, The Glasscock Center which is the students’ entertainment center, Bradshaw Fitness Center and Moody Library. The college offers several residential halls as Hodo Residence College, Reuben L. Philips Residence College for Men, Rebecca Bates Philips Residence College for Women, the Mest Wing Residence for Women and Husky Village. Moreover, the college features three museums on campus; Dunham Bible Museum, the Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts, and the Museum of Southern History. The official colors for the university are blue and orange while its mascots are called Wakiza II and Mingo. Its athletic teams who are called the Huskies compete in NAIA and the Southland Conference.

    The university is divided into 7 colleges including Archie W. Dunham College of Business in addition to the honors college. It offers undergraduate programs in 50 majors, 9 pre-professional programs. Houston graduate school offers 24 master’s degree programs, a doctoral degree program in addition to 5 certificate programs. There are also 16 online master’s programs. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. There are scholarships for newly accepted students in addition to graduate programs. Students may also benefit from financial aid program.

    HBC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1960
    • NicknameHuskies
    • MascotWakiza II (Live), Mingo (Animated)
    • MottoJohn 14:6
    • ColorsBlue and Orange
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I - Southland Conference
    • Religious AffiliationSouthern Baptist

    Famous HBC Alumni

    • Van G. Garrett

      Entertainment & Arts

      Poet, Teacher and Photographer

    • Colin Montgomerie

      Professional Sports

      professional golfer who has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles

    • Elliot Segal

      Entertainment & Arts

      American talk radio host (did not graduate)


  • Howard Payne University Seal

    Howard Payne University

    Brownwood, Texas

    Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas
    • 1,163 Total Students
    • 85% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 956 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Howard Payne University is a private Baptist university. It was established in 1889 under the name of Howard Payne College. It was named in honor of Edward Howard Payne whose brother-in-law provided the monetary gift to establish the college. In 1891, the college had an association with Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Nine years later, Howard Payne joined the Baptist General Convention of Texas as a result of financial difficulties. Since then, it became a junior college and returned to its original college status 14 years later. In 1953, Howard Payne merged with Daniel Baker College which was established in the land directly behind the college main building. In 1974, the college changed its name to the current one. Ten years later, the old main building of the university burned completely.

    The university campus is located in Brownwood, Texas with several distinctive buildings and places as Mabee University Center, Wilson Gate and Memorial Bell Towers and Walker Memorial Library. Howard Payne has off-campus sites at New Braunfels and in El Paso Texas. The official colors of the university are navy blue and old gold while its mascot is called Buzzsaw. Its athletic teams, who are called the Yellow Jackets, compete in the NCAA Division III and the American Southwest Conference.

    The university is divided into 7 schools offering more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduate students. There is additionally Guy D. Newman Honors Academy offering a program for civic leadership and public policy. There are also 6 graduate programs. Degrees granted by HPU are Bachelor, Associate and Master’s degrees. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Its collegium is a center for student services that support their academic success. Students at the university have the chance to do part of their studies abroad through agreements with Salzburg College, Hardin-Simmons University and University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in addition to two travel programs to variable destinations.

    HPU School Facts

    • Years Estd.June 20, 1889 (1889-06-20)
    • NicknameYellow Jackets
    • MottoBelieve, Belong, Become
    • ColorsNavy blue and Old gold
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous HPU Alumni

    • Cynthia Clawson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Christian music artist who won Dove Award and Grammy Award several times

    • George Edgar West

      Politics & Law

      former republic state representative

    • Blackie Sherrod

      Professional Sports

      sportswriter for the Dallas Morning News

    • Jim Reese

      Politics & Law

      former mayor of Odessa

    • Keith Crawford

      Professional Sports

      professional NFL player


  • Huston-Tillotson University Seal

    Huston-Tillotson University

    Austin, Texas

    Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas
    • 1,023 Total Students
    • 47% Acceptance Rate
    • 14% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,210 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Huston–Tillotson University is a private historically black Christian university affiliated to the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. It was established in 1875 making it the oldest higher education institute in Austin, Texas. It was initially named Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute. Tillotson got its charter two years later as a coeducational institute and started its first class in 1881. The college remained coeducation till 1926 when it became a college for women. In 1935, the college returned again to its coeducational status. In 1876, the Methodist Episcopal conference decided to establish a college under the name of Samuel Huston College. An agreement with  the Freedmen’s Aid Society was signed in 1883 which helped to develop the school that opened in 1900. Samuel Huston College and Tillotson institute merged in 1952 under the name of Huston-Tillotson College. The college achieved the university status in 2005 changing its name to the current one.

    The college is currently located on the campus of the former Tillotson College. It covers 24 acres in an area that was previously known as Bluebonnet Hill. It contains several distinctive buildings as Anthony and Louise Viaer Alumni Hall, the Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, King-Seabrook Chapel, Allen-Frazier Residence Hall, Beard-Burrowes Residence Hall, Davage-Durden Student Union Dining Hall and The Downs-Jones Library. The names of the buildings consist of two parts separated by a hyphen to indicate the main contributors from the previously two separate colleges. The official colors for the university are maroon and gold while its mascot is called the Rams. Its athletic teams compete in NAIA and RRAC.

    The university is divided into two colleges in addition to a university college. It offers undergraduate degrees in 17 majors and 6 minors. It also offers master degree programs. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    HTU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1875
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationMultiple Protestant Denomination

    Famous HTU Alumni

    • James A. Harris

      Science & Medicine

      contributed in the discovery of elements 104 and 105 in the periodic table

    • Anthony "Tony" Norris

      Professional Sports

      professional wrestler known as Ahmed Johnson

    • Azie Taylor Morton

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Treasure during Carter administration

    • Bert Collins

      Business & Industry

      Former CEO of the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company

    • Maceo T. Bowie

      Education & Advocacy

      first president of the Kennedy-King City College

    • Bobby Bradford

      Entertainment & Arts

      Jazz musician


  • Jarvis Christian College Seal

    Jarvis Christian College

    Hawkins, Texas

    Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas
    • 863 Total Students
    • 26 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Javris Christian College is a historically black college affiliated with the Christian Church. Establishment of the college dates back to 1904 when the Negro Disciples of Christ of Texas decided to establish a school for black students. The family of Major James Jarvis donated 456-acre land to the Christian Women’s Board of Missions for establishment of the school. Initially, the school operated from old logging remains and then moved to a cabin which later became the first multi-purpose building of the college. The college was initially named Jarvis Christian Institute and followed the model of the Southern Christian Institute. It is currently the only historically black institute remaining of those established by the Christian Church. Jarvis started offering junior college courses in 1927. It was incorporated as a college in the following year and started to offer senior college courses in 1937. Two years later, the college got its charter from the state of Texas. The college joined an affiliation with Texas Christian University in 1964 which was terminated in 1976.

    Jarvis campus covers 1000 acres close to Hawkins, Texas. It has several distinctive buildings as The Emma Smith Building which was built in 1937 and was used as an administrative building, The Olin Library and Communication Center which was built in 1965, The Earl W. Rand Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Center, and the Charles A. Meyer Science and Mathematics Center in addition to residence halls as Charles A. Berry, and W. J. Fuller residence halls. The official colors of the college are blue and gold. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed as the Bulldogs, compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

    Jarvis offers bachelor and associate degrees in 13 majors and 19 minors. It also offers special programs as Jarvis Christian College Renaissance Program and Barbara C. Jordan Honors Program. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    JCC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1912
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Lamar University Seal

    Lamar University

    Beaumont, Texas

    Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas
    • 14,965 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,529 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lamar University is a public coeducational research university located in Beaumont, Texas. It was established in 1923 under the name of South Park Junior College. It initially operated in the third floor of the new South Park High School which was not being used yet. The college was the first institute to get approval from Texas Department of Education during the first year of operation and it was fully accredited in 1925. In 1932, the college name was changed to Lamar College in honor of Mirabeau B. Lamar who was the second president of the republic of Texas. In the following year, the college started to gain some degree of independence from South Park High School by the establishing its new campus. The college became completely independent in 1942 as it moved to the new location. In 1949, Lamar became a 4-year state college renaming it to Lamar State College of Technology. Twenty years later, Lamar opened its first branch in Orange, Texas and began offering doctoral degree in the following year. In 1971, the name was finally changed to its current name as it achieved the university status. Four years later, the university merged with Port Arthur College creating Lamar University-Port Arthur campus. In 1983, the Lamar University system was created. Three years later, Lamar University-Orange and Lamar University-Port Arthur got accreditation separate from the main campus. In 1995, the three campuses of Lamar University were incorporated into the Texas State University System.

    Lamar main campus covers 292 acres with several distinctive buildings and facilities including the Cardinal Village, the eight-story Mary and John Gary Library, Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center which was built at a cost of $19 million, Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, Setzer Student Center and Dishman Art Museum. The official colors of the college are red and white while its mascot is called Big Red the Cardinal. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.

    The university is divided into seven colleges offering 96 undergraduate, 50 master’s and eight doctoral degree programs. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    LU School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 17, 1923 (1923-09-17)
    • NicknameCardinals / Lady Cardinals
    • MascotBig Red the Cardinal
    • MottoLiving the Legacy, Inventing the Future
    • ColorsRed and White
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Southland
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous LU Alumni

    • Bruce Aven

      Professional Sports

      former Major League Baseball player

    • Brian Birdwell

      Politics & Law

      member of the Texas State Senate and survivor of the Pentagon attack of September 11, 2001

    • Clarence Kea

      Professional Sports

      NBA player

    • Claude H. Nash

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Bloodstone Ventures

    • Elvin Santos

      Politics & Law

      former Vice President of Honduras


  • LeTourneau University Seal

    LeTourneau University

    Longview, Texas

    LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas
    • 2,795 Total Students
    • 45% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,203 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    LeTourneau University (LETU) is a private, interdenominational Christian university founded as LeTourneau Technical Institute in February 1946. R. G. LeTourneau with his wife Evelyn established the institute initially to educate veterans coming back from World War II. The school was first all-male. In 1961 the school’s name was changed to LeTourneau College, and served as a co-educational four-year school. In 1989, The College’s name was changed to LeTourneau University. It is an unapologetically Christian university, however, it has no direct denominational ties. The University accepts candidates of all denominations who love and seek after God. It is a home where students have found a stronger relationship with Him, developed in their spiritual walk and learned God’s purpose for their lives. LETU is located in Longview, Texas, United States.

    LeTourneau’s motto is “Faith brings us together. Ingenuity sets us apart”.  LeTourneau athletics teams are nicknamed Yellowjackets and Ladyjackets. YellowJackets participate in six men’s sports and seven women’s sports in NCAA Division III athletics in the American Southwest Conference. The school’s mascot is “Buzz” the yellow jacket and the official colors are royal blue and gold. LeTourneau also has a club Men’s Rugby team which plays in the Lone Star conference of the Texas Rugby Union. In May 2015, LETU received negative attention when Outsports stated that it had restructured its student-athlete handbook to ban gay athletes from go out with each other and also to ban athletes from showing support for gay marriage.

    At the core of LeTourneau University is an undergraduate program of 1,396 traditional students at its main campus in Longview. LeTourneau has a varied group of undergraduates, representing 20 countries, 50 states, and over 45 denominations. The school introduces extensive business and management graduate courses in Houston, Dallas, and Longview. LeTourneau University received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for awarding associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees.

    LETU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • NicknameYellowjackets and Ladyjackets
    • MascotBuzz the Yellowjacket
    • Motto"Faith brings us together. Ingenuity sets us apart."
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – ASC
    • Religious AffiliationInterdenominational

    Famous LETU Alumni

    • Patricia Harless

      Politics & Law

      Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 126 in Harris County since 2007

    • Debra Medina

      Politics & Law

      Unsuccessful Republican primary candidate in the 2014 primary for Texas and in 2010 Texas gubernatorial election and Comptroller

    • Bruce Smith

      Business & Industry

      President/CEO of Wycliffe Associates, Inc.


  • Lubbock Christian University Seal

    Lubbock Christian University

    Lubbock, Texas

    Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas
    • 1,958 Total Students
    • 96% Acceptance Rate
    • 33% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 867 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lubbock Christian University is a private Christian university affiliated to the Churches of Christ. It was established in 1954, initially operating as part of a grade school called Lubbock Christian School. It became an independent junior college three years later. The college was converted into a senior college in 1972 before finally achieving the university status in 1987. In 2010, the university started offering online graduate degree programs.

    The university campus is located in Lubbock, Texas. It contains several distinctive buildings including the Katie Rogers Hall which is the women’s residence; Johnson Hall is the men’s residence, The Mabee Student Union Building, the Betty Hancock Campus Center, The McDonald Moody auditorium, the McDonald Moody auditorium which hosts the Ramona Perrin Fitness Center, the Mabee American Heritage Center, the Mabee Science Laboratory, the Maddox-Pugh Educational Center, The C.L. Kay Christian Development Center, the Rip Griffin Center and the Cardwell Welcome Center. The official colors of the university are blue and white while its mascot is called Chaparral. The university athletic teams compete in the Heartland Conference as members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II level.

    Lubbock University is divided into 12 departments and schools offering 39 degree programs, 5 graduate programs in addition to online programs. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in addition to 4 other organizations providing accreditations to specific programs.

    Lubbock School Facts

    • Years Estd.1957
    • MascotChaparral cock
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationChurches of Christ

    Famous Lubbock Alumni

    • R. Gerald Turner

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Southern Methodist University

    • Larry Hays

      Professional Sports

      former Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball coach

    • The Otwell Twins

      Entertainment & Arts

      singers on The Lawrence Welk Show

    • L. Timothy Perrin

      Education & Advocacy

      attorney and current LCU president

    • Rob Evans

      Professional Sports

      former head men's basketball coach, University of Mississippi, and Arizona State University


  • McMurry University Seal

    McMurry University

    Abilene, Texas

    McMurry University in Abilene, Texas
    • 1,071 Total Students
    • 53% Acceptance Rate
    • 40% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,378 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    McMurry University is a private coeducational higher educational institute affiliated to the United Methodist Church. It was established by James Winfred Hunt who was member of the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church and former chairman of Stamford College. Funds were donated by people of Abilene reaching the value of $100,000 in addition to land donations. The charter for the college was granted in 1921 and the college opened two years later. The college faced significant financial challenges during the Great Depression and during the World War II. In 1975, the college was among institutes establishing the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association. 15 years later, the college achieved the university status gaining its current name.

    The university campus is located in Abilene, Texas covering 40 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities as C.E. Maedgen Administration Building, Radford Memorial Auditorium, Harold Groves Cooke Liberal Arts Building, Gold Star Memorial Residence Hall, Iris Graham Education Building, James Winford Hunt Memorial Residence Hall, Martin Residence Hall, T.I.P. Anchor Garden, T.I.P. Anchor Garden, Bynum Band Hall, Phillips Family Student Activity Center, R. M. Medley Field House and Wilford Moore Stadium. Additionally, the university operates a branch campus at Dyess Air Force Base. The official colors of the university are maroon and white. Its athletic teams compete, who are nicknamed War Hawks, compete in NCAA Division II and as members of the Heartland Conference.

    The university is divided into 19 departments and schools including Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business and Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. It offers undergraduate programs in around 50 majors, 35 minors in addition to 10 pre-professional programs. It also offers graduate and online programs. There are 13 scholarships and grants in addition to financial aid that may provide financial support to the students. The university is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    McMurry School Facts

    • Years Estd.1923
    • NicknameWar Hawks
    • MottoCultivating Leadership Excellence and Virtue... Every Student, Every Day.
    • ColorsMaroon and White
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

  • Messenger College

    Euless, Texas

    • 111 Total Students
    • 44% Acceptance Rate
    • 62% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 103 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Messenger College is a private college affiliated to the Pentecostal Church of God. The college was established in 1987 as a result of the merge between two denominational institutes; Evangelical Christian College in Fresno, California and Southern Bible College in Houston, Texas. It was decided to move the resources of the two colleges to Joplin, Missouri which is the location of the international headquarters of the church. The college operated in buildings that were newly established on a piece of land covering 16 acres. The college relocated in 2012 to its current campus in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Euless, Texas. The current campus is located in a 3-storey building that is located close to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

    The college offers academic programs in counseling and Christian Ministry granting associate and bachelor degrees. There are also 1-year certificate programs. All programs are offered both on campus and through online mode of study. Programs are accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

    MC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1987
    • MascotEagles
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationOther Protestant

  • Midland College Seal

    Midland College

    Midland, Texas

    Midland College in Midland, Texas
    • 5,430 Total Students
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Midland College is a community college located in Midland, Texas. It was established in 1969 as a branch campus of the Permian Junior College system. It was recognized as an independent junior college in 1972. In the following year, the college started establishing its own campus making use of the available bonds at the value of $5,100,000. Students enrolled at that time temporarily attended classes at E. Lee High School till they moved to the newly established which was opened in 1975. The college established a kids’ college in 1984 admitting students in the age between 9 – 12 years. All graduates of Midland and Greenwood schools were entitled to receive tuition-free scholarships from the Abell-Hanger Foundation starting 1986. In the following year, the college started a new alcohol and drug addiction counseling program. Starting 1993, recipients of the Abell-Hanger foundation scholarships were required to do community service hours as part of the program. In 2008, the college had an agreement with Texas A&M allowing students to attend the foundation year at Midland College followed by simplified transfer to College Station. In 2009, the college athletic made a significant achievement when both the men and women basketball teams won the championships of their conferences.

    The college main campus covers 115 acres offering several distinctive buildings as Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Pevehouse Administration Building, Allison Fine Arts Building, Al G. Langford Chaparral Center, Davidson Family Health Sciences Building, Helen L. Greathouse Children’s Center, Murray Fasken Learning Resource Center, Scharbauer Student Center and Dollye Neal Chapel. Additionally, the college operates five off-campus centers and facilities including the Bill Pace Cogdell Learning Center and the Williams Regional Technical Training Center. The official colors of the college are green and yellow while its mascot is called Chaparral. Its athletic teams are members of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

    The college offers 52 programs granting certificates in addition to associate and bachelor degrees. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    MC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1972
    • NicknameChaps
    • MascotChaparral
    • ColorsGreen and Yellow
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNJCAA Men's Division I
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MC Alumni

    • Mookie Blaylock

      Professional Sports

      NBA All-star basketball player

    • Chad Campbell

      Professional Sports

      professional golfer

    • David LeMaster

      Entertainment & Arts

      playwright and author, teacher, actor and speaker

    • Johnathan Simmons

      Professional Sports

      NBA player for San Antonio Spurs

    • Anatoli Boisa

      Professional Sports

      basketball player for the national team of Georgia


  • Midwestern State University Seal

    Midwestern State University

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas
    • 6,043 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 38% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,854 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Midwestern State University is a public state university located in Wichita Falls, Texas. It is the only public university for liberal arts in Texas and is one of 4 independent public universities in Texas that are not part of the state university system. It has partnership agreement with Environmental Campus Birkenfeld in Germany. The university was established in 1922 under the name of Wichita Falls Junior College. The college relocated 15 years later and changed its name to Hardin Junior College. The name of the college was changed again in 1946 to Hardin College when a senior division was added. The name of the senior division was changed four years later to Midwestern University, while the name of the junior division remained Hardin Junior College. The university started its graduate program 9 years later. In 1961, the university became part of the Texas Colleges and Universities System and the junior division was terminated. It finally gained its current name in 1975. Midwestern announced in 2016 the establishment of a branch campus in Flower Mound which will be shared with North Central Texas College.

    The university main campus covers 255 acres offering several distinctive buildings and facilities as Akin Auditorium, Bea Wood Hall, Bolin Hall, Bridwell Courts, Carriage House, Follett Bookstore, Daniel Building, Dillard College of Business Administration Building, Fain Fine Arts Center, Ferguson Hall, Hardin Administration Building, Killingsworth Hall, Marchman Hall, Martin Hall, McCoy Engineering Hall, McCullough-Trigg Hall and WF Museum of Art. Additionally, the university operates the Dalquest Desert Research Station which covers 3,000 acres. The official colors of the university are maroon and gold while its mascot is called Maverick T. Mustang.

    The university is divided into 7 colleges including Dillard College of Business Administration, Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services, Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Gordon T. & Ellen West College of Education. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Midwestern State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1922
    • NicknameMustangs
    • MascotMaverick the Mustang
    • MottoPer Scientam ad Excellentiam
    • Motto Eng.Through Knowledge to Excellence
    • ColorsMaroon and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Lone Star
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Midwestern State Alumni

    • Albert Buckman Wharton III

      Business & Industry

      owner of the Waggoner Ranch

    • Mark Boulware

      Politics & Law

      Ambassador from the US to Mauritania

    • Dr. Mark Puder

      Science & Medicine

      Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    • Lanham Lyne

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Wichita Falls, Texas

    • Jaret Reddick

      Entertainment & Arts

      Original founder and lead vocalist/guitarist of the popular punk band Bowling for Soup


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    North American University

    Houston, Texas

    North American University in Houston, Texas
    • 660 Total Students
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    North American University is a private non-profit higher education institute located in Stafford, Texas. The university was established in 2007 as a 2 year institute and was initially named “Texas Gulf Institute”. The name of the institute name was changed in 2010 to “North American College” when it was recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a degree-granting institute. In the same year, the college relocated its administrative and educational building to Sam Houston Pkwy West in Houston. In 2013, the college organized its first commencement which included 12 students. In the same year, the name of the college was changed again to its current one. The university relocated again in 2016 to a 9-storey building in Stafford, Texas.

    The university campus offers all services to the students including two residential halls; Chestnut Residence Hall for boys and Willow Residence Hall for girls. The university teams are nicknamed Stallions. The official colors of the university are blue, white and silver. In 2016, the university was ranked by Business Insider among top 10 schools for coding in the United States and top 100 schools.

    The university offers 3 bachelor degree and 5 master’s degrees programs. Additionally, the university offers intensive English program through its Gulf Language School. The university offers financial support to the students through institutional scholarships, grants and financial aid or loans. The university is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The department accreditation for the council was lost in December 2016, and accordingly the university has to seek another accrediting agency in a period of 18 months to remain eligible to receive funds.

    North America School Facts

    • Years Estd.2007
    • NicknameNorth American Stallions
    • Motto"Inspiration. Innovation. Global Competence."
    • ColorsBlue WhiteSilver
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsBasketball Soccer VolleyballTennis
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Our Lady of the Lake University Seal

    Our Lady of the Lake University

    San Antonio, Texas

    Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas
    • 3,334 Total Students
    • 68% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,113 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Our Lady of the Lake University is a Catholic independent higher education institute located in San Antonio, Texas. The Sisters of Divine Providence established the Our Lady of the Lake College in 1895. Construction of the campus started in the same year and development of the curriculum started in the following year. In 1911, the institute starting offering higher education academic programs as a 2 year college for women. In 1919, the college started offering 4-year academic programs. At the same time, the college joined the Texas Association of Colleges. In 1923, the college was the first higher education institute to receive accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1927, the college was approved by the American Association of Universities. The college started in 1942 offering graduate degree programs which were coeducational from the beginning. The college became fully coeducational in 1969. The college changed its name six years later to Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio. The university started the weekend college in 1978 and then started offering weekend degree programs in 1986. In 2008, the main building on campus was damaged by fire. The building was reconstructed in two years and classes started again in the building in 2011.

    The university states that its mission is to provide quality and innovative education to support the professional, personal and spiritual growth of the students. OLLU has an urban main campus covering 72 acres in San Antonio in addition to two branch campuses Houston and Rio Grande Valley. The university athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as members of the Red River Athletic Conference.

    The university offers undergraduate programs in 33 areas of study granting bachelor degrees. Additionally, it offers 14 masters and 2 doctoral degree programs. There are several programs that are also offered online.

    OLLU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1895
    • MascotSaints
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNAIA – RRAC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Parker University

    Dallas, Texas

    Parker University in Dallas, Texas
    • 1,015 Total Students
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Parker University is a private non-profit higher education institute located in Dallas, Texas. The college was established and received its charter in 1978. It was officially opened in 1982 under the name of Parker College of Chiropractic in honor of its founder, Dr. James William Parker. The college aimed to help the students benefit from the success of Dr. Parker who had succeeded in establishing 18 clinics in major cities of Texas in addition to Parker School of Professional Success. The first class at the school consisted of 27 students who graduated in 1985. The college expanded by relocating in 1989 to a larger campus in Dallas. The old campus in Irving was then converted to a chiropractic wellness center covering 6,000 square feet. Parker achieved the university status in 2011 changing its name to the current one.

    Parker School Facts

    • Years Estd.1982 (1982)
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Paul Quinn College

    Dallas, Texas

    Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas
    • 424 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 13% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,242 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Paul Quinn College is a private historically black college located in Dallas, Texas. It was established by a group of African Methodist Episcopal preachers in 1872 under the name of the Connectional High School and Institute. The school initially aimed at educating freedmen and their children. It followed the model of Tuskegee Institute  in teaching freedmen skills of occupations commonly needed in the surrounding community. The college relocated 5 years later from its original location in Austin to Waco changing its name to Waco College. Later the college expanded by purchasing more than 20 acres to its campus. It received its charter in 1881 from the State of Texas changing its name to Paul Quinn College in honor of Bishop William Paul Quinn. In 1954, the Waco Chamber of Commerce successfully completed a fund-raising campaign to collect $100,000 to replace a women dormitory that was destroyed by fire. In 1962, the college charter was modified to allow choosing trustees regardless of race, color or creed. Paul Quinn was accredited in 1972 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1990, the college relocated to its new campus at Dallas which was formerly used as the campus for Bishop College. The campus was purchased from African-American businessman Comer J. Cottrell. In 2006, the college sought the services of Boston Consulting Group to develop the strategic plan for the 2007 – 2012. The college became at risk of losing its accreditation in 2009 because of problems related to financial stability and institutional effectiveness. The college was finally able to keep the accreditation by several improvements. In 2011, the PQC became a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

    PQC campus covers 144 acres offering several distinctive building as John Hurst Adams Administrative Building, Isabel and Comer Cottrell Student Union Building, Richard Allen Chapel, Zale Library and Lucy Hughes Residence Hall. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed Tigers, compete are members Red River Athletic Conference. The official colors of the college are purple, black and gold.

    PQC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1872
    • NicknameTigers
    • MottoWE Over Me
    • ColorsPurple, Black, and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNational Association of Intercollegiate AthleticsRed River Athletic Conference
    • Religious AffiliationAfrican Methodist Episcopal

    Famous PQC Alumni

    • Dick Campbell

      Entertainment & Arts

      theater producer and director in New York

    • Mims Hackett

      Politics & Law

      member New Jersey General Assembly

    • Christopher Saunders

      Professional Sports

      sports broadcaster for ZNS-TV-13

    • Toni Rose

      Politics & Law

      member of the Texas House of Representatives

    • Korey Williams

      Professional Sports

      Canadian Football League player


  • Prairie View A&M University Seal

    Prairie View A&M University

    Prairie View, Texas

    Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas
    • 8,315 Total Students
    • 86% Acceptance Rate
    • 37% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,067 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Prairie View A&M University is a public historically black university. It was established in 1876 after the end of the American Civil War and near the end of the Reconstruction Era. The college was legally supported by article 7 of Texas Constitution of 1876. This law was initially proposed by State Senator Matthew Gaines and State Representative William H. Holland who were former slaves. It was then the first public higher education institute in Texas offering education to African Americans. The college was initially named Alta Vista Agriculture and Mechanical College for the Benefit of Colored Youth before changing its name to Alta Vista Agriculture and Mechanical College for the Benefit of Colored Youth. The name was changed again in 1945 to Prairie View University with the approval to offer all programs offered at the University of Texas based on the demands. The name was changed two years later to Prairie View A&M College of Texas putting some limitations to the offered courses which were then considered equivalent to the courses offered the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas at Bryan. It finally achieved the university status and gained its current name in 1973. Ten years later, the university was recognized as institution of the first class and was included in the Permanent University Fund.

    The university has a rural campus in Prairie View covering 1,440 acres. The campus, which is commonly known as the Hill, is considered the most beautiful in Texas. It includes more than 50 buildings as Thomas E. Gray Center, M. T. Harrington Science Building, Alvin I. Thomas Building, John B. Coleman Library, Johnson-Phillip All Faiths Chapel and Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension Building. The campus also hosts an elementary school known as H. T. Jones Elementary School. The university also operates two off-campus locations; PVAMU Northwest Houston Center and PVAMU Nursing Building.

    The university is divided into 9 colleges and units including Nathelyne A. Kennedy College of Architecture, Marvin and June Brailesford College of Arts and Sciences and Whitlowe R. Green College of Education.

    PVAMU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1876
    • NicknameThe Hill, Panthers & Lady Panthers
    • MascotPanther
    • MottoPrairie View Produces Productive People.
    • ColorsPurple and Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – SWAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous PVAMU Alumni

    • Zelmo Beaty

      Professional Sports

      former NBA player and College Basketball Hall of Fame legend

    • Dr. J. Don Boney

      Education & Advocacy

      first president of the University of Houston–Downtown

    • Kase Lawal

      Business & Industry

      Chairman & CEO of Erin Energy Corporation

    • Inez Beverly Prosser

      Science & Medicine

      first African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree in psychology

    • James H. Stewart

      Politics & Law

      former member of the Texas House of Representatives


  • Texas A & M International University Seal

    Texas A & M International University

    Laredo, Texas

    Texas A & M International University in Laredo, Texas
    • 7,192 Total Students
    • 48% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,407 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    TAMIU is a public university which traces its roots to the year 1969 when it was established as a center to the then Texas A&I University. Named as Texas A&I University at Laredo, it accepted its first batch of students in year 1972 and offered education in the field of teacher training and business. Expanding gradually, it was in 1977 that it was made into a state university.

    By 1989 it became part of the Texas A&M University System and by 1933 came to be named as Texas A & M International University. Based in Laredo, Texas, with its mission to prepare globally educated and integrated leaders the institute develops its students through rigorous curriculum and solid research activities.

    The student life at TAMIU is filled with development activities, unique experiences and a vibrant environment. As students begin their journey, they find plenty of activities and socialising opportunities through participation in over 100 student organisations. These extracurricular activities provide an all rounded education to the students while professional development is offered through leadership skill development and team building at the campus. Hence, students are encouraged to participate in the Student Government or as Orientation Leaders as well as activities such as Freshman Leadership Organization, Freshman Leadership Organization, Honor Council and others. For active engagement, the students also connect with their off campus communities through community service and volunteering activities. There is also community engagement through global education by participating in International Leadership Series or the TAMIU Trailblazers program. There are many other cultural and entertainment activities arranged on campus such as Holi Festival of Colors, Chinese New Year, Spirit Week, Welcome Week etc. Athletic events are also held at the campus where the team ‘Dustdevils’ compete at NCAA Division II.

    The academic programs at TAMIU consist of 50+ undergraduate programs, 25 graduate programs and also online and certificate programs as well. Its notable facilities/departments are Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing, A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Helen Richter Watson Gallery, Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium, Dr. Billy F. Cowart Hall and otehrs.

    TAMIU School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous TAMIU Alumni

    • Esther Buckley

      Politics & Law

      Member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights from 1983 to 1992; also a Laredo educator

    • Juan Perez

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin politician

    • Rodney Lewis

      Business & Industry

      American oil and natural gas industrialist

    • Dr. Henry Cuellar

      Politics & Law

      Member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005

    • Tano Tijerina

      Professional Sports

      Former pitcher for minor-league teams of the Milwaukee Brewers, incoming County Judge of Webb County

    • Dr. Robert F. Thomas

      Education & Advocacy

      Chief Executive Officer, Big Bend Area Health Education Center and Rural Health Networks in Tallahassee, Florida


  • Texas A & M University-Central Texas Seal

    Texas A & M University-Central Texas

    Killeen, Texas

    Texas A & M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Texas
    • 2,466 Total Students
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    TAMUCT is a public university which was initially established as a branch university of Tarleton State University in year 1999. It was in year 2009 that the university became member of Texas A&M University System becoming one of the most recent members of the system and became independent of its former institute. Although a university, the institute serves as an upper division college, catering to the educational needs of its region.

    Texas A & M University-Central Texas is based in Killeen, Texas and brings a range of innovative and up to date programs in arts and sciences. With its specialized teaching and practical learning approach, the university prepares its students to become leaders and professionals well suited for a globally diverse environment.

    For the students at TAMUCT resources and opportunities for a complete development exist. Students are integrated into the campus through its unique orientation program where they are informed about the various activities and opportunities that enhance their learning experience. Further ahead, students find many student organisations to be part of which is an excellent way to make friends, socialise as well as learn outside of classrooms. For the students it is also considered important that they become active citizens of their community and so are encouraged to be part of activities that engage them in service; two such are National Society of Leadership and Success and the A&M – Central Texas Student United Way. Other traditional events and activities held annually bringing students closer to each other and with the larger communities are The Picnic, Warrior Week, American Democracy Project, Become Poverty Simulation, spring break project etc. Students are also assisted in their educational and professional development through tutoring, workshops for academic assistance, and cover letter, resume preparation, mock interviews, career fairs, job search etc. The official campus colors are Navy Blue, Maroon and Silver.

    The academic programs offered at TAMUCT consist of more than 30 Bachelor degree programs, 15+ Masters degree programs and also some professional certificate programs

    TAMUCT School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Texas A & M University-Commerce Seal

    Texas A & M University-Commerce

    Commerce, Texas

    Texas A & M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas
    • 12,928 Total Students
    • 47% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,195 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A&M-Commerce is a public institute and a research university which had its beginning as a teacher training institute, East Texas Normal College. It was founded in year 1889, in Cooper, Texas and relocated to its present location after the former campus was destroyed by the fire. It became a state college in 1917 after the state of Texas took over.

    The college transformed into a university in year 1965 following the introduction of its first Doctoral program. It was renamed as Texas A & M University-Commerce in 1996 when it became part of the Texas A&M system. Based in Commerce, Texas the university is focused on exchange and creation of knowledge through personalised teaching, openness to diversity and focus on research.

    Student life at the campus of A&M-Commerce is diverse and filled with extracurricular activities besides strict academic focus. Huge significance is laid on development of students into leaders and active members of their communities. There is achieved through LEAD program offering conferences, workshops and seminars exposing students to education, training and real world experience as leaders. Similarly, community engagement takes place through SEEDS which educates the students on diversity issues and encourages interaction with others. Further activities consist of more than 150 student run organisations offering a range of interests and fields, taking part in Student Government and representing the student population. There is also the Campus Activities Board which organizes student events, including cultural, social, entertainment, performing arts and other such. The student center is also an important student activity hub and houses ‘The Club’, the music room and ‘Game Room’, the play area for students to have a good time with friends. There is also athletic participation by the university teams called ‘Lions’ at NCAA Division II. The campus colors are Blue and Gold.

    The academic programs offered at the university consist of over 100 academic programs with more than 40 graduate programs. The prominent facilities at the campus consist of James Gee Library, McFarland Science Building, Morris Recreation Center, Rayburn Student Center, Leberman Hall, Samuel H. Whitley Hall and others.

    A&M-Commerce School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous A&M-Commerce Alumni

    • Randy Alexander

      Politics & Law

      Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Springdale, Arkansas

    • Tom Price

      Politics & Law

      Judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from 1997 to 2015

    • Colleen Hoover

      Entertainment & Arts

      New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels and five novellas

    • Gary Panter

      Entertainment & Arts

      Illustrator and set designer of Pee Wee's Playhouse

    • John Charles Norman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Advertising executive and graphic designer, also a Chief Creative Officer at TBWA Chiat Day, Los Angeles

    • Ricky Collins

      Professional Sports

      Current CFL wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders

    • Marv Brown

      Professional Sports

      Former Detroit Lion and Super Bowl Champion

    • Chris Adams

      Politics & Law

      United States Air Force officer and an author

    • Mike Miller

      Professional Sports

      Former head coach of the Eastern Illinois Panthers men's basketball team

    • Jordan Randall Smith

      Entertainment & Arts

      Founder and music director of Symphony Number One


  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville Seal

    Texas A & M University-Kingsville

    Kingsville, Texas

    Texas A & M University-Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas
    • 9,207 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 21% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,344 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Texas A&M-Kingsville is a public higher education institute. Known as the only continuously operating institute in the region, the present day university traces its roots to year 1917 when it was founded as a teacher training college. However it remained closed until 1925 due to WWI. From teacher education, it expanded into other fields and by 1967 was renamed as Texas A&I University.

    With Texas A&M University System being founded, the university became a part of it in 1989 and in 1993 was again renamed as Texas A & M University-Kingsville. Based in Kingsville, Texas, it places its focus on intellectual enrichment of its students through its quality programs and innovative approach to education.

    As for the students, Texas A&M-Kingsville is a place where they don’t just find academic opportunities but learn and grow even outside of classrooms. Students represent their interests on campus through the Student Government. Serving at the student government also gives a unique opportunity to the students to work at their leadership skills and learn team building. In addition to this, there is also the Student Union which sponsors specialised leadership programs such as the Greek Life, the Javelina Mentor Program, and the Campus Activities Board. There is also the Center for Student Success which focuses on student development for academic and professional success; from helping first year students in adjusting in their new routine and helping them choose their academic programs and courses, to professional assistance and in coursing through the right career choices. There is also campus recreation in the form of fitness center, group exercises and intramurals. There are also campus teams ‘Javelinas’ which participate at the NCAA Division II. The campus colors are Blue and Gold and the mascot is the ‘Porky the Javelina’.

    Academic programs consist of 40+ Bachelors degree programs, 30+ Masters degree programs and six Doctoral programs. The notable facilities are Jernigan Library, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute John E. Conner Museum, Loftin Hall, Robert J. Kleberg Agricultural Hall, Alfred L. Kleberg Engineering Hall, Lorine Jones Lewis Hall and R.C. Eckhardt Hall.

    Texas A&M-Kingsville School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Texas A&M-Kingsville Alumni

    • Ramón H. Dovalina

      Education & Advocacy

      Former president of Laredo Community College

    • James Crumley

      Entertainment & Arts

      Crime novelist; author of 'The Last Great Kiss' and other works

    • Darrell Green

      Professional Sports

      NFL Hall of Famer; retired cornerback for the Washington Redskins

    • Juan Castillo

      Professional Sports

      NFL Coach for Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach

    • Michael T. Boyd

      Entertainment & Arts

      Costume designer for film and television and Emmy Award-winner

    • Laura Canales

      Entertainment & Arts

      Tejano singer and known as the "Queen of Tejana music"

    • Eva Longoria

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress and model

    • Pete Saenz

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of Laredo, Texas

    • Maurice Lukefahr

      Science & Medicine

      Agricultural scientist; known for research into plant resistance to insect pests


  • Texas A & M University-Texarkana Seal

    Texas A & M University-Texarkana

    Texarkana, Texas

    Texas A & M University-Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas
    • 1,848 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,411 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A&M-Texarkana is a comprehensive higher education and a public institute which traces its roots to when it was founded in year 1971 as an upper level institute for the East Texas State University. By year 1980, the institute had been separately accredited and following in the footsteps of its parent institute, it became part of the Texas A&M University System in 1996 and transformed into a separate institute.

    Counted among the newest members of the system, the university is also the smallest public university in the entire state. It is based in Texarkana, Texas. The university offers academics and programs which prepare the students to be competent, intellectually sound and skilled for their chosen professions and also having a deeper understanding of the world.

    Texas A & M University-Texarkana is a place where students not only acquire theoretical knowledge but also involve in extracurricular activities and make lasting personal connections. For student engagement, there are more than 30 registered student-run organisations and clubs including Honor Societies, recreational, cultural, special interest and others. There are also organisations and activities that train students in leadership skills and with participation in many of the groups such as the Student Government or serving as Student ambassadors students also get to practice their skills and engage in team work. There is also the Campus Activities Board which plans and organises student activities. It sponsors fun and entertainment activities, community service and fundraising, and also physical fitness and recreation. For student support and maintaining student health, counselling is also provided to develop students mentally to focus on their chosen goals and work hard towards achieving them. Campus athletics is also enthusiastically celebrated among students, with teams ‘Eagles’ taking part at NAIA. The official campus colors are Navy, Maroon and Gold.

    As for the academic programs, the students are offered over 20 Undergraduate, 16 Masters degree programs and eight minors options. The notable facility at the campus is the John F. Moss Library.

    A&M-Texarkana School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous A&M-Texarkana Alumni

    • Joseph McCormick

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Conner Industries

    • Kenneth Fudge

      Professional Sports

      Professional baseball player

    • Erwin Cain

      Politics & Law

      Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, Sulphur Spring

    • Judy Morgan

      Business & Industry

      Owner and president of Jack B. Kelley Enterprises, Inc.; also served as Former member of the Texas A&M University Board of Regents


  • Texas A&M University Seal

    Texas A&M University

    College Station, Texas

    Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
    • 63,813 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 47% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 33,213 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A public research university, Texas A&M is the first of the state’s public institute to be established. It was founded under the Morrill Act of 1862. The college was established in the year 1871 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and with land being donated by the citizens. It opened its doors for instructions by 1876.

    It as in 1963 that the college came to be known as Texas A&M University and consequently became a sea grant university in 1971 and space grant in 1989; being one of the four universities to have all three distinctions.

    Based in College Station, Texas, the university invite students to be part of the Aggie Family offering programs and activities that shapes them into professionals and committed leaders. Students find over 1000 student led clubs and organisations offering varied interests and fields. Besides running and being part of these organisations, there is also the Student Government which works as student representation and regulates student activities on campus. Leadership opportunities also exist through Fraternity and Sorority life, LeaderShape Catalyst, Leadership Fellow programs and others. Community service also forms a major part of campus life as students take up Service Learning, and engage in serving the community through programs such as volunteer fairs, The Big Event, organising student run non-profits or working for community partners. The campus also has unique traditions such as Silver Taps, Muster, Maroon Out, Midnight Yell, Elephant Walk, Pull Out Day, and traditional events such as GameDay, The Corps, Remembrance and others. The campus also has athletic teams called ‘Aggies’ that take part at NCAA Division I. The campus mascot is ‘Reveille IX’ and the official colors are Maroon and White.

    Academic programs offered at the campus are 128 Undergraduate degree programs and 268 Graduate degree programs. Its notable facilities and departments are Michel T. Halbouty Geosciences Building, George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Mays Business School, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kyle Field, Sterling C. Evans Library and others.

    Texas A&M School Facts

    • Years Estd.1876[Note 1]
    • NicknameAggies
    • MascotReveille IX
    • ColorsMaroon and white
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – SEC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Texas A&M Alumni

    • Dana Weigel Weigel

      Science & Medicine

      Flight director at NASA

    • James Earl Rudder

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Former United States Army Major General; 16th president of Texas A&M University

    • Frank Malina

      Science & Medicine

      Aeronautical engineer and artist

    • Shobu Yarlagadda

      Entertainment & Arts

      Notable Indian film producer, Co-founder and CEO of Arka Mediaworks

    • Earle Cabell

      Politics & Law

      Former United States House of Representatives member; also former Mayor of Dallas

    • Jeremy Baldwin

      Science & Medicine

      Philosopher

    • Hubert D. Humphreys

      Education & Advocacy

      Historian, archivist, oral historian, affiliated with Louisiana State University in Shreveport

    • Andrew Cronin

      Business & Industry

      Entrepreneur

    • Lawrence E. Fouraker

      Education & Advocacy

      Former dean of Harvard Business School

    • Lowry Mays

      Business & Industry

      Co-founder of Clear Channel Communications

    • Jorge F. Quiroga-Ramirez

      Politics & Law

      Former president of Bolivia

    • Steven C. Hackett

      Science & Medicine

      Environmental and natural resource economist


  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Seal

    Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas
    • 11,661 Total Students
    • 84% Acceptance Rate
    • 31% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,909 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is a public institute which finds its roots in a Baptist university which was founded in year 1947. In year 1977 the legislature approved to establish an upper level institute to the Texas A&I University System and which began instructions in year 1973. It affiliated with the institute and in 1989 became part of the Texas A&M University System.

    With its first Doctoral degree programs introduced it was renamed as Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in year 1993. Known as the Island University and based in Corpus Christi in Texas, the university offers intellectual, personal, professional and global awareness to its students through its quality academic and research programs.

    In a friendly and healthy environment students at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are enjoined into the campus life through the traditional activities and events held all year round. There is Homecoming which extends to an entire week and consists of famous traditions such as Tip-Off Picnic, Friday Fiesta, Tailgate Party and others. Arts and creativity is celebrated through the campus traditions such as Aloha Days, a three day camping activity where students present skits and, the Islander Revue which is all about cultural performances and dances. Its holiday season is marked with food, entertainment but also raising money for ‘Toys for tots’. Further community and civic engagement is done through the one day annual event called ‘The Big Event’. On this day the students plan and organise activities which focus on bringing initiatives or projects that contribute to the community and those in need. Another of the campus tradition is the ‘Ring Ceremony’ where the students are given the ring on passing of their junior year. There are also campus athletics with teams ‘Islanders’ taking part at NCAA Division I. The mascot is ‘Izzy the Islander’ and the colors are Green, Blue and Silver.

    As for the academic programs, these consist of 45+ Undergraduate programs and 49 Graduate programs. Its notable facilities are Harte Research Institute, Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center and Carlos Truan Natural Resource Building.

    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Alumni

    • Robert Gammage

      Politics & Law

      Texas politician

    • Raul Torres

      Politics & Law

      Texas politician

    • Cassandra Jean

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress and model

    • Sarah Pauly

      Professional Sports

      Softball player

    • Kim Henkel

      Entertainment & Arts

      Screenplay writer, producer and an actor


  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio Seal

    Texas A&M University-San Antonio

    San Antonio, Texas

    • 4,564 Total Students
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    A&M-San Antonio is a public institute, part of the Texas A&M University System and the only one in the system to be based at a major urban location. This university finds its roots as a center which was founded in year 2003. However, addressing the educational needs of the San Antonio, Texas, where it is based, the institute finally began its educational journey as a separate institute in year 2009.

    Texas A&M University-San Antonio also happens to be one of the two recent additions as member institutes of the system. With its quality programs and its focus on intellectual discovery and practical solutions to challenges, the university produces students well suited to the needs of the present day communities.

    The value added education is supported with a healthy campus environment at the university with a range of extracurricular activities. The Office of Student Activities at the campus regulates the student life sponsoring student organisations such as the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board. While the activities board plans and organizes various student activities and events such as Fall Fest, Movie Nights, Karaoke Tuesday, Music Scene, Stress Busters and more; the student government along with the Student Ambassador program helps students work as leaders and have real world experience. For a formal leadership development, there is the Jaguar Leadership Institute. The campus also has its Fraternity and Sorority life. There are also more than 35 recognised university organisations along 14 special interest groups where students participate in and get a chance to make new personal and professional connections. The university has its unique welcoming week event called ‘President’s Picnic’ offering food, music and lots of entertainment to its students. The official campus colors are Black, Silver and Maroon.

    For the students, academic programs offered at A&M-San Antonio consist of 25 undergraduate degree and 11 graduate degree programs.

    A&M-San Antonio School Facts

    • Years Estd.2009
    • NicknameJaguars
    • ColorsBlack, Silver and Maroon
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • The King’s University

    Southlake, Texas

    The King’s University in Southlake, Texas
    • 764 Total Students
    • 90% Acceptance Rate
    • 81% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 63 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    The King’s University is an evangelical higher education institute located in Southlake, Texas. It was established in 1997 by Dr. Jack W. Hayford with The Church On The Way. The college applied for accreditation in 1999 which was received after 2 years only. It was initially located in Van Nuys and was named King’s College and Seminary. In 2012, the college opened a branch campus in Southlake and changed its name to the King’s University which was supported by Gateway Church. In the following year, the main campus and the administration was moved to the new campus.

    The university states that its mission is to prepare women and men to be leading servants of Christ.

    The university currently offers 16 vocational ministry degree undergraduate and graduate programs. King’s is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Enrolled students are eligible to get financial support from Federal grants in addition to William D Ford Loan Program.

    King's School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationInterdenominational

  • The University of Texas at Arlington Seal

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    Arlington, Texas

    The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
    • 41,988 Total Students
    • 66% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 25 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,777 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UTA is a public research university that goes back to the year 1895 when it was founded as Arlington College. It was Edward Emmett Rankin, a civic leader who persisted on having an educational institute in the region and along with the efforts from Lee M. Hammond and William M. Trimble, also the founding principals, the institute came to be.

    The institute changed forms over the years, from military school to a vocational college to a state college and then finally into The University of Texas at Arlington in 1967 with the act of legislature. It is based in Arlington, Texas and being labelled as having ‘high research activity’, it takes pride in knowledge dissemination and positive contribution towards the community.

    At the campus of UTA, student life is all about building deeper connections and making the best of opportunities provided. The students come across more than 300 student led organisations and clubs providing the chance to the students for socialising, developing new interests and learning outside of classrooms. There is also active Student Governance on campus through ‘Student Congress’. While this is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, there is also the UTA Ambassador program through which students maintain student activity on campus and help others get around the campus by introducing campus tradition and life to those in need. One unique program is EXCEL where the participating students arrange and organise student events on the campus. There are also university traditions such as Oozeball Tournamnet, International Week, Bed Races, Semana de Cultura and many more. The students also engage in civic work, learning community service through Service Learning and volunteering for activities such as running camps for sick children. There are also campus athletic teams ‘Mavericks’ which play at NCAA Division I. The campus mascot is ‘Blaze’ and the colors are Orange and Blue.

    Academic programs offered at UTA consist of 180 academic degree programs including Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs. The notable facilities are Ransom Hall, Preston Hall, College Hall, Brazos House, Nedderman Hall, Kalpana Chawla Hall and few more.

    UTA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1895 as Arlington College
    • NicknameMavericks
    • MascotBlaze
    • MottoDisciplina Praesidium Civitatis (Latin)
    • Motto Eng."The cultivated mind is the guardian of democracy"
    • ColorsOrange, Blue
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Sun Belt
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UTA Alumni

    • Kalpana Chawla

      Science & Medicine

      First Indian-American astronaut and first Indian woman in space

    • Waded Cruzado

      Education & Advocacy

      Educator and the 12th president of Montana State University

    • Robert L. Stewart

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut, the first active duty U.S. Army soldier to make a spaceflight

    • Doug Russell

      Professional Sports

      Swimmer and Olympic champion; also former world record-holder in three different events

    • Terri Herron

      Education & Advocacy

      Educator; Associate Dean at School of Business Administration, University of Montana

    • R. Byron Pipes

      Science & Medicine

      Educator; also a researcher in polymer sciences and the 17th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


  • The University of Texas at Austin Seal

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Austin, Texas

    The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas
    • 50,950 Total Students
    • 39% Acceptance Rate
    • 47% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 42,392 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UT Austin is a public institute and a research institute which is the flagship campus of the University of Texas System. The university traces its beginnings to the day when Congress ordered land to be allotted for a higher education institute, in 1839. It wasn’t until 1882 that the construction began while instructions began in 1883.

    The university is located in Austin, Texas and by 1929 also became a member of the Association of American Universities. With its aspirations to become a leading research institute, The University of Texas at Austin engages its students in intellectual development, discovery, and scholarship and to consciously play their role in improving the societies.

    For the students at UT Austin, being a Longhorn takes complete immersion into the campus life. The campus brings a range of extracurricular activities and the most prominent of these are 1300+ student organisations wherein students find plenty of opportunities to make friends, memories as well as build up skills. Students also participate in the Student Government which consist of the senate and serves two important purposes: regulates and supports student activities and represents their interests. With this and Fraternity and Sorority, the students also have the chance to learn leadership. The campus is also dominated with arts and culture which is visible through many arts performances taking place, the cultural celebrations and also the exhibits and galleries. Students are also encouraged for entrepreneurial activities through incubators and programs encouraging start-ups and technology innovation. The university also holds events which serve as entertainment and also celebrates its unique traditions such as Hook ’em Horns, Smokey the Cannon, “Texas Fight” and others. There is also athletic participation at NCAA Division I. The teams are called ‘Longhorns’, the mascot is ‘Bevo’ and the colors are Burnt Orange and White.

    Academic programs offered at UT Austin are 156 undergraduate degree programs and 237 graduate programs including Doctoral programs. The notable facilities are Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Blanton Museum of Art, Cockrell School of Engineering, Dell Medical School, McCombs School of Business and more.

    UT Austin School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 15, 1883 (1883-09-15)
    • NicknameLonghorns
    • MascotBevo
    • MottoDisciplina praesidium civitatis (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.A cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.
    • ColorsBurnt orange and white
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Big 12
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UT Austin Alumni

    • Kent Hance

      Politics & Law

      Third chancellor of the Texas Tech University System; also former United States Representative, Texas District 19

    • Alwyn Barr

      Education & Advocacy

      Historian of the African American experience, American Civil War and Reconstruction

    • Coke Reed

      Science & Medicine

      Mathematician, also Inventor of Data Vortex

    • Mike Montgomery

      Science & Medicine

      Astronomer and research scientist at McDonald Observatory

    • George Seay

      Business & Industry

      Businessman, co-founder and CEO of Annandale Capital; also a philanthropist and conservative political activist

    • Thomas L. Ryan

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Service Corporation International, a Fortune 1,000 company

    • Marcia Gay Harden

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress; winner of Academy Award for her role in Pollock and nominated for her role in Mystic River

    • Mark Dennis

      Entertainment & Arts

      Award-winning filmmaker, 'Strings'

    • Ray Lynch

      Entertainment & Arts

      Classical guitarist and lutenist, Billboard Award-winnner

    • Joseph M. Watt

      Politics & Law

      Chief Justice at Oklahoma Supreme Court


  • The University of Texas at Dallas Seal

    The University of Texas at Dallas

    Richardson, Texas

    The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas
    • 24,554 Total Students
    • 61% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 23 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 11,237 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UT Dallas is a public institute and a research university that was founded in year 1961 by Eugene McDermott, Cecil Howard Green and J. Erik Jonsson as a research center. Having purchased Geophysical Service Incorporated (GSI) in 1941and realising a shortfall of IT professionals and highly trained workforce, they decided to set up an educational institute catering to the needs.

    In 1969 it became part of the University of Texas System and came to be known as The University of Texas at Dallas. It has been classified as having ‘Highest Research Activity’ and is based in Richardson, Texas.

    The university provides cutting edge programs and education embedded in innovation and creativity and so the students at the campus find a range of activities that contribute towards such a development. There are more than 300 student organisations offering various learning opportunities. Students find leadership opportunities by serving as Ambassadors, or leading the Student Government, becoming Peer Advisors or Orientation Leaders etc. The campus also brings Fraternity and Sorority life. To prepare its students for a diverse global society, there are multicultural programs and events held on the campus, and the students are also made conscious of their community responsibilities by being encouraged to volunteer their time for community building and service. Campus Media also presents opportunities where the students serve as student representation and develop extra skills in writing, publication, broadcasting and others. There are spirit programs which include campus traditions such as Crush Crew, a pep band, power dancers and also the campus mascot which is ‘Temoc’. Students also take part in fine arts and creative activities and put their skills to display in the form of performances and productions. Students also compete in athletics at NCAA Division III; the teams are called ‘Comets’ and the colors are Flame orange, Eco green and Brilliance white.

    Academic programs offered are 45+ bachelors, 55+ Masters and 30+ Doctoral programs. Its notable departments/facilities are Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Eugene McDermott Library, Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Lloyd V. Berkner Hall etc.

    UT Dallas School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UT Dallas Alumni

    • Aziz Sancar

      Science & Medicine

      Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2015; also a Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC School of Medicine and member of the National Academy of Sciences

    • Christian Belady

      Science & Medicine

      Microsoft’s director of hardware architecture; also holds 77 U.S. patents in computer and data center design

    • Albert Black

      Business & Industry

      Founced On-Target Supplies & Logistics ; also serves on the board of directors for SMU's Cox School of Business and Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business

    • Angie Chen Button

      Politics & Law

      Represented District 112 in Dallas County in the Texas House of Representatives since 2009

    • Charles Davidson

      Education & Advocacy

      President, CEO and chairman of the board of Noble Energy; also a member of The University of Texas System’s Chancellor’s Council

    • Alan Govenar

      Entertainment & Arts

      Writer, folklorist, photographer and filmmaker

    • David Hanson

      Business & Industry

      President and founder of Hanson Robotics

    • James F. Reilly, II

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut

    • James R. Von Ehr II

      Business & Industry

      Founder and CEO of Zyvex Corporation, the world’s first molecular nanotechnology company

    • Barbara Vance

      Entertainment & Arts

      Award-winning author and illustrator, story consultant, and instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas teaching narrative, new media, and communication


  • The University of Texas at El Paso Seal

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    El Paso, Texas

    • 23,397 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 47% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,134 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UTEP is a public research institute that traces its beginnings to State School of Mines and Metallurgy which was founded in year 1914. Following changes in the University of Texas, the school was renamed as College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas. By 1949 it was renamed once again, becoming Texas Western College of the University of Texas.

    By 1967 it came to be known as The University of Texas at El Paso and today is a member university of the University of Texas System. Based in El Paso, Texas, the university serves as a learning platform in its region with education aimed at discovery and development of practical solutions leading to the welfare of the communities.

    Student life is as equally active and filled with opportunities as academics at UTEP. The Student Engagement & Leadership Center offers leadership development by allowing students to serve as Peer Mentors, or be involved in the Fraternity or Sorority life. Students also get the opportunity to run the Student Government by working for the welfare of the overall campus life. There are also 250+ student run organisations which offer interests ranging from recreation, social to professional, honorary and academics. A unique program is the ‘Rainbow Minor Initiative’ – aimed at accepting and embracing diversity on the campus by engaging students in raising awareness about issues that help community building. There is also the campus media and student publications which help students voice their opinions as well as ideas. For student entertainment, the Office of Student Life brings traditional and other events such as movie screenings, Last Wednesday, International Cultural Festival, and others. There are campus athletics which involve ‘Miners & Lady Miners’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Dark Blue, Orange, and Silver Accent and the mascot is ‘Paydirt Pete’.

    Academic programs in the campus are 72 Undergraduate, 74 Masters and 21 Doctoral degree programs. The notable facilities are Don Haskins Center, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and Larry K. Durham Sports Center.

    UTEP School Facts

    • Years Estd.1914
    • NicknameMiners / Lady Miners
    • MascotPaydirt Pete
    • MottoSCIENTIA ET HUMANITAS
    • Motto Eng.Science and Humanities
    • ColorsOrange, Blue, & Silver
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS – C-USA
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UTEP Alumni

    • F. Murray Abraham

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award Best Actor winner, Amadeus

    • Bob Beamon

      Professional Sports

      Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in track and field

    • Antonio Davis

      Professional Sports

      NBA All-Star; also the President of the National Basketball Players Association

    • Sam Donaldson

      Politics & Law

      ABC News veteran and former White House Chief Correspondent

    • Idris Haron

      Politics & Law

      Chief Minister of Malacca, Malaysia

    • Paul Moreno

      Politics & Law

      Former Texas Democratic State Representative, longest serving Mexican American elected official in U.S.

    • John D. Olivas

      Science & Medicine

      First UTEP alumnus selected as an astronaut by NASA; also a member of Space Shuttle Mission STS-117 crew aboard the Atlantis

    • Richard Crawford White

      Politics & Law

      Served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1955 to 1959 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1983

    • Estela Portillo-Trambley

      Entertainment & Arts

      Poet

    • Blessing Okagbare

      Professional Sports

      Olympic and world medalist in the long jump


  • The University of Texas at San Antonio Seal

    The University of Texas at San Antonio

    San Antonio, Texas

    The University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas
    • 28,787 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 41% Enrollment Rate
    • 23 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 15,706 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UTSA is a state university and a research institute that was established in the year 1969 as a campus to the University of Texas by the Texas Legislature. The campus plan was then decided and the university opened for instructions in the year 1973. It gradually developed its programs, adding schools and colleges and it was in 1996 that the first Doctoral degrees were awarded.

    Based in San Antonio, Texas, the university is part of the University of Texas System. Since its founding it has engaged itself in the pursuit of knowledge and encouraging discovery through rigorous curriculum and research work, is committed to bringing excellence to the life of its students and for contributing to the development of global communities.

    With a vibrant and active campus life, students at The University of Texas at San Antonio never run out of opportunities. There are more than 330 student run organisations that the students enjoy taking part in. These not only provide social mobility, the chance to form networks but also learn new skills and pursue passion outside of curriculum. Extracurricular activities also involve Fraternity and Sorority life and also the various leadership development activities. There is the Student Government Association which works for the student welfare, representing their interest and grievances while also supporting student activities and events on campus. The Student Leader Office also teaches leadership development through activities and formal education. There is LeaderShape and various conferences, workshops, storytelling series and, civic and social justice education and involvement. The student community service organisation is called ‘VOICES’ through which students volunteer their time and resources in serving the community. There are campus traditions such as Roadrunner Days, Fiesta, Game Day traditions etc. Physical activity prevails through club sports, intramurals and outdoor activities. There are also athletic teams ‘Roadrunners’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Blue and Orange and the mascot is ‘Rowdy’.

    The Academic programs at UTSA are 80+ Bachelors, 60+ Masters, 20+ Doctoral degree programs and 25+ certificate programs. Its notable facility is the John Peace Library Building.

    UTSA School Facts

    • Years Estd.June 5, 1969
    • NicknameRoadrunners
    • MascotRowdy
    • MottoDisciplina Praesidium Civitatis (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.A cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy
    • ColorsBlue & Orange
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Conference USA
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UTSA Alumni

    • Roxanne Austin

      Business & Industry

      Former President and Chief Operating Officer of DirecTV

    • Rafael C. Castillo

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor of English and Humanities at Palo Alto College

    • Ernest Bromley

      Business & Industry

      Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bromley Communications

    • John Engates

      Business & Industry

      Chief Technology Officer of Rackspace

    • James Mbowe Nyondo

      Politics & Law

      Malawian lawyer; development worker; Presidential candidate of Malawi

    • Freddy Lockhart

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comedian, actor, writer, and producer

    • Anthony J. Rock

      Politics & Law

      United States Air Force Inspector General

    • Marilyn Schlitz

      Science & Medicine

      Scientific researcher, medical anthropologist; also President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences

    • Devin Brown

      Professional Sports

      Former NBA player for the Chicago Bulls


  • The University of Texas at Tyler Seal

    The University of Texas at Tyler

    Tyler, Texas

    • 8,785 Total Students
    • 64% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,468 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UT Tyler is a public institute and which initially began in the year 1971 when it was founded as Tyler State College. As it improved and progressed in its education and programs, it transformed into Texas Eastern University by year 1975. It joined the University of Texas System in the year 1979 as enacted by the legislature.

    The University of Texas at Tyler is based in Tyler, Texas and stayed an upper division level institute until year 1998 when it was made into a four year institute. With its quality programs, expert faculty and a supportive environment, the university has been at the forefront of producing professionals, intellects and participating global citizens.

    For the students a healthy campus life awaits at UT Tyler with access to plenty of activities and resources. The campus offers around 100 student organisations offering various interests and fields to pursue and develop skills in. There is also the Greek Life. Moreover, there is the Student Government Association which enables the students to work for an improved campus life but also work as leaders. There is also the leadership education through Patriots Lead, Emerging Leader Workshops, R.I.S.E. Leadership Conference, the Summit and leadership and service awards. Being actively engaged in community service is also part of leadership development and so students volunteer their time in building the community or partner with local community organisations or are part of local community events. Student life also involves organising as well as enjoying many events taking place on the campus annually such as International Week, Patriot Days, Oktoberfest and many more. There is also a University Center which also serves as a place for student activity where they hold meetings, events, play games and socialise. There are university athletic teams called ‘Patriots’ that compete at NCAA Division III. The official campus colors are Orange, White and Blue.

    Academic programs at UT Tyler consist of 44 bachelors, 33 Masters and four Doctoral degree programs. Its notable facilities/departments are R. Don Cowan Performing Arts Center, Herrington Patriot Center, The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy and Ornelas Hall.

    UT Tyler School Facts

    • Years Estd.1971
    • NicknamePatriots
    • MascotEagle
    • ColorsOrange, White, and Blue
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III - ASC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UT Tyler Alumni

    • Bryan Hughes

      Politics & Law

      Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wood County since 2003

    • Craig Tiley

      Professional Sports

      CEO of Tennis Australia and Director of the Australian Open

    • Allen R. Morris

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award winning producer/director/writer

    • Jimmy Pena

      Business & Industry

      Founder of PrayFit Ministries

    • Bob Garrett

      Business & Industry

      President & CEO at Fair Oil Company

    • Shirley McKellar

      Politics & Law

      Democratic candidate for Texas’s First Congressional District in 2012, 2014, and 2016; also former U.S. Army Nurse

    • Jeff Austin III

      Business & Industry

      Vice Chairman at Austin Bank; also former Commissioner for the Texas Department of Transportation


  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Seal

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Houston, Texas

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in Houston, Texas
    • 4,795 Total Students
    • 5 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    UT Health is a public institute dedicated to providing education in the field of health sciences. The institute was founded in 1972 by the UT System Board of Regents. It was initially established as a health university however as it added programs and expanded its curriculum to include biomedical and health fields, it took shape as an inclusive health institute of the 21st century.

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is situated in Houston, Texas and has stayed committed to uplifting health through ground breaking advancements, educating its students for better patient care and improved knowledge and understanding of disease prevention and treatment.

    At the campus of UT Health students mostly stay focused on their education and are provided with every resource that helps them achieve their academic and career goals. Students get the chance to represent themselves and improve the campus life. Through Student InterCouncil, students connect with the administration at the university and voice their concerns. This also presents an excellent opportunity to learn and practice leadership. For the students support also exists throughout their academic journey and this is visible through Student Health & Counselling Services which assure that the students are mentally as well as physically healthy while continuing their academic endeavor. For physical fitness, there is also the Recreation Center which offers the right environment and all the necessary resources and equipment for the students to look after their physical fitness. It also offers programs which help students to relax by taking time off from studies. The university also offers Child Development Center, a nurturing environment and a learning and development space for the children whose parents are part of the university whether as students, faculty or administration.

    The Academic programs offered are two Bachelors, 10 Masters, eight Doctoral degree programs and nine certificate programs. Its notable facilities are MDAnderson UTHealth Graduate School, McGovern Medical School, Reuel A. Stallones Building, Cooley Center, Fayez S. Sarofim Research building, Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, Keck Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and more.

    UT Health School Facts

    • Years Estd.1972
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Seal

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

    San Antonio, Texas

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas
    • 3,130 Total Students
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    UT Health San Antonio is a public institute offering education in health sciences and medical fields. It was founded in year 1959 when chartered as South Texas Medical School. However it wasn’t until 1966 that it started giving instructions. It eventually added schools and programs to its curriculum and so by 1972 was designated as The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

    It is located in the medical district of San Antonio in Texas and is part of the University of Texas System. Offering state of the arts facilities and programs that are aimed at transforming patient care at the roots, the center produces professionals and intellectuals that are responsive to the health needs of the community through knowledge and research.

    The campus life at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is all about learning and fostering patient care through many of its activities which involves students and professionals alike. The center operates many medical and dental clinics, and centers which has hundreds of doctors and professionals accessible for treatment. Furthermore, research forms another very important part of campus life as students and faculty remain committed to bringing new discoveries for effective treatment and disease prevention to light. The institute operates nine research centers and units which covering medical areas such as cancer, transplant, longevity and aging, humanities and ethics in medicine, and more. It has also partnered with healthcare partners and military partners besides the research units. With its knowledge, findings and extensive resources UT Health San Antonio also engages in community service on a global scale. The institute holds health screenings in the community, creating awareness regarding pursuing healthcare fields. It also encourages its students to volunteer time in many of its centers in fighting many of the global healthcare issues as well as help in raising donations for them.

    The Academic programs offered at the center include 70 degree specialties consisting of Pre- and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The institute’s prestigious department is the Long School of Medicine.

    TU Health San Antonio School Facts

    • Years Estd.1959
    • MottoDisciplina, Praesidium, Civitatis
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Seal

    The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

    Odessa, Texas

    The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas
    • 6,077 Total Students
    • 84% Acceptance Rate
    • 52% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,154 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UTPB is a state university and part of the University of Texas System. The institute began in the year 1973 when first of its classes walked through the doors however it has already been authorised for in 1969 by the Texas legislature. Originally the institute offered only upper level and graduate-level programs but expanded when authorized by the legislature in the year 1991.

    The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is based in Odessa, Texas and is committed to bringing economic, technological and social uplifting in the region. With its quality programs and a supportive environment, the university is aimed at preparing its students to be intellectually equipped for personal and professional growth.

    The student life is unique and filled with opportunities that energize students to set their personal and professional goals and then achieve them. The most important activity unit for the students is the Student Senate which works for student welfare on campus, hence serving as a leader development platform. The Campus Activities Board is another important organisation working for student mobility and organizes events including educational, entertainment, cultural, community engagement and others. There are also more than 45 other student organisations that represent various student interests and offer chance to make lasting connections with other students. The campus also has its Greek Life. Student Activity Center is the most important facility providing space for meeting, events or casual relaxing for every student. Many other student support services also exist such as center for Recovery from any substance or any abusive habits, Childcare Center, and Summer camps. UTPB also has its athletic teams called ‘Falcons’ which compete at NCAA Division II. The official campus colors are Orange and White.

    For the students, academic programs that are offered are 40+ undergraduate and 14 Masters degree programs. Its notable facilities are Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, Charles A. Sorber Visual Arts Studio, J. Conrad Dunagan Library, John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute, Bush Family Home, Ellen Noël Art Museum and Helen Greathouse Hall.

    UTPB School Facts

    • Years Estd.1973
    • NicknameFalcons
    • MottoLatin: Disciplina praesidium civitatis (Education, the Guardian of Society)
    • ColorsOrange and White
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Lone Star
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Seal

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

    Edinburg, Texas

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas
    • 28,584 Total Students
    • 82% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 22 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 9,055 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UTRGV is a public state university which was formed in the 2013 by Texas Legislature. The present day institute is formed out of The University of Texas at Brownsville and The University of Texas-Pan American. It is a member institute of the University of Texas System and held its first classes in the year 2015.

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is based throughout Texas, in Brownsville, Edinburg, McAllen, Harlingen Rio Grande City and South Padre Island. With its quality programs, the university prepares students which are intellectual, creative, and consciously aware of working for the welfare of their communities.

    The campus life at UTRGV adds valuable experience to the journey of its students. Learning leadership qualities and skills forms a major part of student life and so the opportunities to learn and become real world leaders exist through Fraternity and Sorority life, running the Student Government Association, or learning through National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Leadership Academy, or being involved in community engagement such as partnering with nonprofits through ‘Engagement Zone’ or Spring breaks, Make a Difference Day or others. There are also around 300 student organisations, which the students can run as well as be a part of and develop networks, get a chance to socialise or learn some new skills. Students can also work for the Student Media and showcase their skills. Other student activities consist of becoming part of the Campus Activities Board and involving in organising and planning events or simply enjoying those taking place on campus. There are many unique campus traditions such as Memory Stoles, Toss for Luck, Presidential Medallion etc and many traditional annual events as well consisting of Greek Week, Picnic with the President, Vaquero Roundup etc. There are campus athletic teams ‘Vaqueros’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Orange, Gray, Green and Navy.

    Academic programs offered consist of more than 120 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs. The university’s notable department is the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

    UTRGV School Facts

    • Years Estd.June 14, 2013 (as UTRGV)
    • NicknameVaqueros
    • MottoLatin: Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis
    • Motto Eng.Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.
    • ColorsOrange, Gray, Green, & Navy
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UTRGV Alumni

    • Jose Luis Betancourt, Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Retired Rear Admiral of the United States Navy

    • Pablo Almaguer

      Politics & Law

      Chair of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

    • Gloria Anzaldúa

      Education & Advocacy

      Novelist, Educator and a Cultural Theorist

    • Lucious Jackson

      Professional Sports

      Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA player

    • Jaime Zapata

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. Homeland Security special agent

    • Eddie Lucio

      Politics & Law

      Texas State Senator

    • Rubén Hinojosa

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Congressman

    • Greg Guy

      Professional Sports

      Former NCAA basketball scoring champion

    • Valente Rodriguez

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor


  • Trinity University Seal

    Trinity University

    San Antonio, Texas

    Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas
    • 2,438 Total Students
    • 48% Acceptance Rate
    • 23% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,563 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Trinity University is a private higher education institute for liberal arts located in San Antonio, Texas. It was established in 1869 by Cumberland Presbyterians as a successor to three Cumberland Presbyterian colleges that were closed during the Civil War. Establishment was supported by John Boyd who donated money and 1,100 acres of land to the new university. It was decided in 1902 to move the university to Waxahachie, Texas to get the support from larger community. Four years later, the university became affiliated to the United Presbyterian Church. In 1929, the university financial status was significantly affected by the Stock Market Crash which resulted in placing the university accreditation on probation in 1936. It was decided to move again to a larger community to overcome this situation. Accordingly, the college moved in 1942 to the former campus of the University of San Antonio. The university sought additional spaces for the students by using Quonset huts and military barracks for educational purposes. In 1945, the university purchased a former limestone query to establish a new campus. Construction started on the new campus in 1950 and was completed 2 years later. The new campus was commonly called “University on the Hill”. In 1969, the university became a private independent institute following an agreement with the Presbyterian Church. In 2005, the university started a fund-raising campaign which was completed in 2009 by collecting $205 million.

    Trinity campus covers 125 acres adjacent to the Monte Vista Historic District and overlooking Downtown San Antonio. The campus was designed after an Italian village. It has several distinctive buildings including Northrup Hall, Laurie Auditorium, Murchison Tower and Coates Library. Trinity athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III as members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed Tigers while their official colors are Maroon and white.

    The university is divided into 25 academic departments offering 47 majors and 59 minors.

    Trinity School Facts

    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous Trinity Alumni

    • Brunson Green

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award-nominated producer of The Help

    • Jerry Grote

      Professional Sports

      former Major League Baseball player

    • John Mackey

      Business & Industry

      co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market

    • Richard Yoo

      Business & Industry

      co-founder and former CEO of Rackspace and ServerBeach

    • Ron Nirenberg

      Politics & Law

      Mayor of San Antonio, Texas


  • University of Dallas Seal

    University of Dallas

    Irving, Texas

    University of Dallas in Irving, Texas
    • 2,387 Total Students
    • 64% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,228 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    University of Dallas is a private Catholic higher education institute located in Irving, Texas. It was established in 1956 as a successor to Holy Trinity College in Dallas which was closed in 1928 with its charter reverting to the Diocese of Dallas. The Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur created the new institute under the name of Our Lady of Victory College. The university secured 1,000 acres to establish its campus. Classes started in the following year with 96 students. In 1966, the university established the Braniff Graduate School which was supported by a grant from the Blakley-Braniff Foundation. In 1966, the university started offering graduate MBA program. Four years later, the name of the college was changed to the Constantin College of Liberal Arts in return for the funds donated to the college. The university received its accreditation in 1963 and was able to maintain afterwards. In 1973, the university established the Institute of Philosophic Studies. In the same, it started offering doctoral degree programs. In 2017, the university planned to establish adult education programs but this was not supported by most of the faculty and the idea was finally cancelled.

    The university campus covers 744 acres in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex within the city of Irving, Texas. Many of the campus buildings were designed by famous Texas architect O’Neil Ford and his partners. Prominent buildings on campus include Cardinal Farrell Hall, Braniff Memorial Tower, J.M. Haggar Sr., University Center, Patrick E. Haggerty Science Center, Gorman Lecture Center and William A.Blakley Building. The university athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III as members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed crusaders while their official colors are navy blue and white.

    The university is divided into 4 colleges and schools. It offers 53 undergraduate, 22 master’s and 5 doctoral degree programs. Additionally, there are 7 certificate programs.

    Dallas School Facts

    • Years Estd.1956
    • NicknameCrusaders
    • MottoVeritatem, Justitiam Diligite
    • ColorsNavy and White
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – SCAC (non-football)Texas Rugby Union, Men's Collegiate Division II
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Dallas Alumni

    • Jason Henderson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Best-selling fantasy novelist and comic book author

    • Tan Parker

      Politics & Law

      Texas State Representative from Flower Mound

    • William Rosellini

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Nexeon MedSystems

    • Tom Rafferty

      Professional Sports

      Professional football player

    • Magnus L. Kpakol

      Politics & Law

      Chief Economic Advisor to the President of Nigeria


  • University of Houston Seal

    University of Houston

    Houston, Texas

    University of Houston in Houston, Texas
    • 42,704 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 21 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 17,971 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UH is a state institute and a research university that traces its beginning to the junior school founded in 1927 as Houston Junior College. With passing of the bill, in 1933 the junior college was transformed into a university and hence adopted its present name. By 1934 the university began as a four year higher education institute.

    Based in Houston, Texas, University of Houston is part of the University of Houston System. Being its flagship campus, the university strongly focuses on a well rounded development of its students, contributing to their personal and professional success through intellectual advancement.

    At the campus of UH students find a lot of to be part of and experience. There are more than 550 of these organisations present and the students find a huge variety of professional, cultural, religious, service and other fields. There are also campus fraternity and sorority which encourage students to be more active. There are the student centers which the students find useful as a space for holding activities, conferences and meetings or just to hang with friends or study in groups. Students further develop their leadership skilled through participation in student governing bodies and associations and through LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development) and its various projects such as SOLAR, CoogCareers, LeadWELL and others. There is Student Funding Board which arranges events including traditions such as Frontier fiesta, Homecoming and Council of Ethnic Organizations. The campus also celebrates arts and arts performances through its galleries, theatre productions, dances, arts centers etc. Plenty of volunteering opportunities are also provided for students to be involved in community and service work. The campus has its athletic teams ‘Cougars’ competing at NCAA Division I. The campus mascot is ‘Shasta’ and the colors are Scarlet Red and Albino White.

    Academic programs offered are 110 Undergraduate majors and minors, 120 Masters degree and 47 Doctoral degree programs. Its notable facilities are Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, C.T. Bauer College of Business, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, M.D. Anderson Library, E. Cullen Building, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theater and more.

    UH School Facts

    • Years Estd.1927
    • NicknameCougars
    • MascotShasta
    • MottoIn Tempore (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.In Time
    • ColorsScarlet red and albino white
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UH Alumni

    • Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

      Science & Medicine

      Expert on public energy policy

    • William I. Dykes

      Education & Advocacy

      Former President of South Texas Junior College from 1972 to 1974; also served as former Interim President of the University of Houston–Downtown College from 1974 to 1975

    • Burdette Keeland

      Education & Advocacy

      Modernist architect, professor

    • Jason Alkire

      Entertainment & Arts

      Artist; also Fashion designer Haus Alkire

    • Jim Parsons

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner forThe Big Bang Theory

    • Jack Valenti

      Entertainment & Arts

      President of the Motion Picture Association of America

    • Steven Ford Brown

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Journalist, music critic, publisher and translator

    • Julian Schnabel

      Entertainment & Arts

      Neo-expressionist painter, sculptor, photographer and a filmmaker

    • Mary Kay Ash*

      Business & Industry

      Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

    • Aylwin Lewis

      Business & Industry

      President and CEO at Kmart, Sears

    • Mark Langdale

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

    • William Frederick Fisher

      Science & Medicine

      Former NASA astronaut; having longest space walk in history


  • University of Houston-Clear Lake Seal

    University of Houston-Clear Lake

    Houston, Texas

    University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas
    • 8,906 Total Students
    • 65% Acceptance Rate
    • 37% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,014 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UHCL is a public institute and four year higher education institute, which is also a part of University of Houston System. It traces its beginning to the year 1971 however its roots go earlier than that, to the start of NASA’s facility in the region and the need for highly trained professionals and employees in the region. It was in 1965 that a request was made with the University of Houston.

    Starting as a graduate center only by 1977 it became part of the system and was renamed on its present name by 1983. It is based in Houston, Texas, and aims to become an institute engaged in strengthening its community and the students through intellect, innovation and discovery.

    The campus life at University of Houston-Clear Lake is fun filled, engaging and student centered. The students find more than 80 registered organisations to be part of, offering various interests such as political, service, arts, sports, professional and others. Equal opportunities for campus involvement exist for new students; the orientation program which introduces the campus to the students and events like Welcome Week and Hawk Launch help students to be introduced around. Student Leadership is offered through multiple programs including the SLICE program, the Student Government Association which represents student interests and works for their welfare or the Campus Activities Board which is the event and activity organising committee in the campus. These provide with exposure and a practical platform for development of skills. Leadership development is also supplemented with public engagement and community service. Students serve and volunteer hours working for local organisation such as Houston Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Hope Village and more. Arts and culture is dominant through the visual and creative arts performances such as theatre, dances, concerts, music etc. The students are also part of athletic teams called ‘Hawks’. The official campus colors are Blue and Green and the mascot is ‘Hunter the Hawk’.

    Academic programs offered at UHCL are more than 65 Bachelors, over 85 Masters and five Doctoral programs. Its notable facilities are Bayou Building, Alfred R. Neumann Library and Arbor Building.

    UHCL School Facts

    • Years Estd.1971
    • NicknameHawks
    • MascotHunter the Hawk
    • ColorsBlue and green
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UHCL Alumni

    • Gregory Chamitoff

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut

    • Richard Mastracchio

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut and engineer

    • Bruce Webster

      Science & Medicine

      Software engineer, entrepreneur and former game programmer

    • Dean A. Hrbacek

      Politics & Law

      Attorney, politician; also former Mayor of Sugar Land, Texas

    • Kevin Eschenfelder

      Professional Sports

      Sportscaster

    • Charles McClelland

      Politics & Law

      Houston Police Chief

    • John E. Davis

      Politics & Law

      Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston since 1999

    • Randy Weber

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Congressman from Texas

    • John Muratore

      Science & Medicine

      Professor of Aviation Systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute; also former NASA engineer


  • University of Houston-Downtown Seal

    University of Houston-Downtown

    Houston, Texas

    University of Houston-Downtown in Houston, Texas
    • 14,262 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 33% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,460 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UHD is a four year higher education public institute which was founded in year 1974 as the University of Houston took over the South Texas Junior College. It initially opened as a college to the students but with its steady progress it soon flourished into a university and received approval by the Texas Legislature during the 1970s.

    University of Houston-Downtown is one of the member institutes of the University of Houston System. It is based in Houston in Texas, and has grown out of serving its communities and students through its up to date programs, relevant instructions and student centered environment.

    For the students, UHD is a place which offers development and growth in healthy, and social friendly environment allowing students to be part of diversified community and experiences. The primary most activity for the students is participation in the student run organisations. There are more than 50 present on campus and offering a range of fields to choose from. Besides learning platforms, these also serve as social units, allowing students to develop personal and professional long lasting connections. The campus also has its Greek Life along with offering many other leadership activities. There is leadership conference and Gator Leadership Academy which formally train students and students practice these skills as they run registered organisations on the campus. There are some university traditional events which act as catalyst for social activities; these are Welcome Week, Greek Week, Fall Family Festival, Bayou Bash and others. For further student development, student services include counselling which helps students through personal, emotional or academic stress. There are also career services helping students to set their career goals and achieve them. The campus also offers intramurals and club sports; the campus teams are called ‘Gators’. The official mascot is ‘Ed-U-Gator’ and the colors are Blue and Red.

     

    Academic programs at the university are 44 undergraduate degrees and 8 master’s degrees. Its notable facilities/departments include Davies College of Business, Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center and W.I. Dykes Library.

    UHD School Facts

    • Years Estd.1974
    • NicknameGators
    • MascotEd-U-Gator
    • ColorsBlue and Red
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UHD Alumni

    • Mario Gallegos, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      Texas State Senator

    • Mary Ann Perez

      Politics & Law

      Texas House of Representatives

    • Phil Montgomery

      Politics & Law

      Wisconsin state assemblyman

    • Diana López

      Professional Sports

      American taekwondo practitioner; also 2008 Olympic bronze medalist

    • Charles McClelland

      Politics & Law

      Chief of the Houston Police Department

    • Juan Díaz

      Professional Sports

      Boxer


  • University of Houston-Victoria Seal

    University of Houston-Victoria

    Victoria, Texas

    University of Houston-Victoria in Victoria, Texas
    • 4,152 Total Students
    • 53% Acceptance Rate
    • 12% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,145 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UHV is a public four year higher education institute that owes its beginnings to the 1960s when the community members strived hard to bring an educational institute to the region. It was in 1973 that their calls for an educational institute were heard by the legislature and the center was established the same year. It was in 1983 that it became a degree granting institute.

    Being renamed as University of Houston-Victoria, in the same year, it also became a part of the University of Houston System. It is based in Victoria, Texas and has been among the top in providing excellence in academic and an environment which fosters intellect among its students.

    The campus at UHV is a place where students don’t just get education but also end up gaining valuable experiences. Developing its students in leadership as well as skills, the campus offers 31 student led organisations covering various fields and interests and serving as the significant activity units. These also involve the Student Government the student representative body which along with multiple leadership development programs such as Certified Leader program and ROAR Leadership Conference helps students learns leadership qualities, skills and serve the public. For community inclusivity and diversity, the campus also holds multicultural events which help students develop global perspectives. There are also many campus events held which provide something more than extracurricular life, providing students with entertainment and socialising through events such as Open Mic Night, Talent Show, comedy shows, ‘80s Roller Skating Party and many others. The university also has its unique traditions such as ‘Hand sign’, ‘Jaguar Ring’, ‘River’, ‘Gazebo’ and few others. The students also stay active with their athletic participation at NAIA; the campus teams are called ‘Jaguars’ and the official campus colors are Red, Black and Gold.

    At UHV academic programs offered are 32 Bachelors degree programs, 21 Masters degree programs, and eight certificate programs.

    UHV School Facts

    • Years Estd.1973
    • NicknameJaguars
    • ColorsRed, black and gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNAIA Division I – Red River
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UHV Alumni

    • Van G. Garrett

      Entertainment & Arts

      Poet


  • University of North Texas Seal

    University of North Texas

    Denton, Texas

    University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
    • 37,299 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 41% Enrollment Rate
    • 25 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 16,253 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UNT is a public university and a research institute that has its roots in the Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute; a private institute which was founded in year 1890. With the land being donated a year later, the campus construction began. By 1899 it was made into a state college. It also expanded its curriculum and in 1919 awarded its first bachelors degree.

    It went through various name changes throughout its time and came to be known by its present name in the year 1988. Based in Denton, Texas, it is the flagship institute of the University of North Texas System. It is a land grant institute.

    Student life at the campus of UNT is diverse and filled with a range of activities. The division of Student affairs offers activities for student involvement such as more than 400 student run organisations and clubs, and leadership programs and activities. Students immerse in learning leadership skills through the Student Organization Leader Development (SOLD) Workshops, IMPACT Student Boards and Eagle Awards. The center for Leadership and Service organizes leadership development programs around community engagement and collaborative activities. Students also work toward sustainability issues and run its We Mean Green Fund (WMGF) Committee, North Texas Eco-Reps and Recyclemania. The campus also holds unique yearly events which consist of Homecoming, Geek Week, Back to School Bash, EarthFest and many more. There is also the Office of Spiritual Life which engages students in critical thought and self reflection for improvement. There are also campus traditions such as Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Bonfire, Friday Pride Day, the Eagle Claw and many others. Students also take part in campus athletics at NCAA Division I and teams are called ‘Mean Green’; the mascot is ‘Scrappy the Eagle’ and the colors are Green, White and Black.

    Academic programs at the campus consist of 101 Bachelors, 82 Master’s and 38 Doctoral degree programs. The notable facilities/departments include Mayborn School of Journalism, Toulouse Graduate School, Murchison Performing Arts Center, Curry Hall, Hurley Administration Building, Winspear Auditorium, Willis Library and others.

    UNT School Facts

    • Years Estd.1890 (1890)
    • NicknameMean Green, Eagles
    • MascotScrappy the Eagle
    • MottoA green light to greatness
    • ColorsGreen, White and Black
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNorth Texas Mean Green
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UNT Alumni

    • Don January

      Professional Sports

      PGA Senior Tour golfer

    • Joan Blondell

      Entertainment & Arts

      Oscar-nominated film and television actress, Desk Set, Nightmare Alley, The Cincinnati Kid, Grease

    • Larry McMurtry

      Entertainment & Arts

      Novelist, essayist and screenwriter; won Pulitzer Prize for novel Lonesome Dove and Academy Award for screenplay of Brokeback Mountain

    • Robert A. Calvert

      Education & Advocacy

      UNT faculty (1967-1973); also historian at Texas A&M University

    • Charles Mullins

      Science & Medicine

      Cardiologist and former CEO, Parkland Hospital; administrator at University of Texas System

    • Jim Hightower

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Populist activist and former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture

    • Joseph L. Lengyel

      Social Advocacy & Service

      General, U.S. Air Force; Chief, National Guard Bureau

    • Warren G. Harding

      Education & Advocacy

      Former Texas State Treasurer (1977-1983) and Dallas County Treasurer (1950-1977); former President of North Texas State University

    • W. J. Adkins

      Education & Advocacy

      Founding president of Laredo Community College, 1947-1960

    • Emily Pulley

      Entertainment & Arts

      Operatic soprano who has performed in more than 150 operas

    • Norah Jones

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy-winning pianist and singer-songwriter


  • University of North Texas at Dallas Seal

    University of North Texas at Dallas

    Dallas, Texas

    University of North Texas at Dallas in Dallas, Texas
    • 2,488 Total Students
    • 57% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,001 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A state university, UNT Dallas is the branch campus of the University of North Texas. A relatively new university, it was established in the year 2000 realising and after deeply studying the educational needs of the region. After a year of its founding it was made into an independent university by the Texas Legislature. It is the only public four year educational institute in the city.

    It is based in Dallas, Texas, and has emerged as the leader in providing quality, accessible as well as affordable education. It offers experiential learning environment where students are well equipped with knowledge and taught to be committed to their passion and purpose in life.

    At the campus of University of North Texas at Dallas students find a diverse and inclusive student body as well as involvement opportunities. The campus offers more than 50 student organisations and clubs which serve as the primary units for student learning and active engagement at the campus. There is also the student Government Association which provides with an excellent platform for leadership opportunity and skill development by serving as student representatives and working in campus interests. Further leadership activities consist of multicultural involvement, programs and activities. There is also the campus Greek Life which also is an excellent way to encourage students for excelling at academics and also staying active in extracurricular activities. For student entertainment, events and activities are held all year round and traditional ones include Welcome Week, Spring Fling Week and Jaguar Welcome “Convocation”. Students are also made to serve their community by volunteering their time for community welfare works such as Canned Food Drive, Neighbourhood Beautification and others. For student support there is the Counselling Center which works to eliminate student stress and improve wellness. The campus colors are Green and Blue, and the mascot is the ‘Jaguars’.

    Academic programs at the university consist of four certificate, 26 Bachelors programs, and eight Masters Degree programs.

    UNT Dallas School Facts

    • Years Estd.2000
    • MascotJaguars
    • ColorsGreen and Blue
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable


All Top Colleges in Texas

  • Austin College

    Sherman, Texas

    Austin College in Sherman, Texas
    • 1,255 Total Students
    • 54% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,357 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Austin College was founded through the efforts of Dr. Daniel Baker in 1849. Dr. Baker had received his education from Princeton and was a Presbyterian missionary. It received the charter in 1849 which is still in use by the college, making it the oldest educational institute in Texas to be using its original charter. The college was named Austin, after the Stephen F. Austin, whose family had donated the land on which the college was originally constructed. After being destroyed by the fire, the college moved to Sherman, Texas and remains there.

    Today, Austin College is a Private college for Liberal Arts and affiliated with Presbyterian Church (USA). It also stays committed to its faith based values of justice and service towards the communities. To its pride, it has also been mentioned in ‘Colleges That Change Lives’, by Loren Pope – an education writer and editor as having ‘cooperative rather than competitive learning’. The campus colors are Crimson and Gold.

    Student life at Austin College is interesting and wholesome. SEED, a campus organization provides opportunities to the students that lead to development, empowerment and leadership. There are various clubs addressing and supporting various concerns such as gender issues, religious, cultural and others. Counseling services are also present on campus helping eliminate any obstacle that might hinder academic struggle of its students. Religious life is also a prominent theme at the campus. Besides Bible study and Worship opportunities, there are volunteering activities for which the students participate. As part of spiritual traditions, students belonging to different religions practice and celebrate their religions and festivals.

    Academics at the college are equally diverse. There are 18 academic departments with more than 50 choices for majors and minors to choose from. There are also four Pre professional programs as well as study abroad opportunities as well. Its prestigious department and facility are Robert & Joyce Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching and Robert J. and Mary Wright Campus Center.

    Austin College School Facts

    • Years Estd.1849
    • NicknameKangaroos, The Fighting 'Roos
    • MascotKangaroo
    • MottoNil nisi per aspera
    • ColorsCrimson & Gold
    • LocationTexas
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – SCACWill compete in the Southern Athletic Association for football beginning in 2017
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous Austin College Alumni

    • Deborah Crombie

      Entertainment & Arts

      A best selling author, New York Times

    • Ron Kirk

      Politics & Law

      Served as Mayor of Dallas and United States Trade Representative

    • Hannibal Boone

      Politics & Law

      An Attorney General of Texas, the 16th to serve

    • Carroll Pickett

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A Presbyterian minister; he also advocated for abolishment of death penalty

    • George C. Butte

      Politics & Law

      A Jurist and Politician from Texas

    • Larry Tidwell

      Professional Sports

      A Basketball coach, women's at NCAA Division I

    • Smith Ballew

      Entertainment & Arts

      An actress and singer by profession

    • Thomas Henry Ball

      Politics & Law

      A politician from Texas and a member of U.S. House of Representatives

    • Homer Rainey

      Education & Advocacy

      Served as President and Professor at a college


  • Baptist University of the Americas

    San Antonio, Texas

    • 195 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    BUA had its start as Mexican Baptist Bible Institute when in 1947 it was founded in San Antonio, Texas. The founder behind this vision was missionary Paul Siebenmann. Because of its small beginning, the institute held classes at the churches in the region. Albeit in no time, the institute with the vision for expansion and by 1964 the institute moved to its own campus. Not only this but with improvement in its academic curriculum, while maintain ministerial education, it finally became came to its present state in 2003.

    The dedication of Baptist University of the Americas for better addressing the rising academic needs and developing the idea of Christian education is visible through its approach for a development of “cross-cultural Christian leaders”. In 2000 the university changed its primary language of instruction to English as a sign to welcoming diversity at campus. It was Spanish since the beginning.

    The students at the campus enjoy the time making the best use of an intercultural platform and opportunities for a spiritual life. Every Tuesday, Chapel session is held which brings students, faculty and all of staff together to pray and reflect collectively. The service is also open for public to join. There is also a missions and ministry center which provides programs for students to practice and be trained in their fields. These include international programs, summer programs across Texas. There is also a college worship band ‘Pasion’, which uses their musical talents to spread the message of Christ and Bible. Another interesting center with the university is its writing center aimed at making great and professional writers of its students assisting them throughout the entire process of writing. ‘Las raíces profundas’ is another one of the university’s initiative that serves to helps at-risk students in completing their academic journey through graduation.

    Academics at BUA are centered on providing undergraduate programs. There are five Bachelor degree programs and an Associate program. There are three certifications programs also available. The notable facility on the campus is the Jo Ann & John David Hopper Missions and Ministry Center.

    BUA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1947
    • MascotEagle
    • LocationTexas
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

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