The Texas College Scene - An Exclusive U.S. College Search Report
Just like everything else in Texas, colleges and universities are big and there are plenty of them scattered throughout the Lone Star State. From large top-tier public and private universities to small church-affiliated colleges, Texas offers a myriad of higher education opportunities to those who want to enjoy the abundant Texas sunshine during their college years.
The University of Texas system consists of nine universities and six health institutions, with its main campus in the capital city of Austin. This flagship campus boasts 48,000 students and there are a whopping 900 registered student organizations on the campus. In Big 12 NCAA sports, the University of Texas has earned more titles in men's and women's sports than any other school since the league began operating in 1996.
The Texas A&M University system is also among the largest in the world. The school's nine universities, seven state agencies and comprehensive health science center educate more than 100,000 students. The main campus in College Station enrolls about 45,000 students and Texas A&M is among the top five universities in the nation in granting engineering degrees to minorities and women. As far as research is concerned, this university is unparalleled and ranks first in both state funding and institutional funding for research.
The Texas State University system boasts nine colleges located mostly in the southern half of the state. Providing an affordable education for Texans, the schools each have their own specialties. For example, Lamar University's nationally-certified deaf education program is the largest graduate program of its kind in Texas.
Texas is also home to a number of two-year and community colleges and dozens of small religious-affiliated liberal arts colleges.