Houston, Texas is a major player in the field of higher education. The greater Houston area is home to 14 major institutions of higher learning and more than 100 colleges, community colleges, technical and trade schools. Annually, more than 315,000 students are enrolled in the more than 500 degree and certification programs throughout Houston.

While we will try to highlight some of the fantastic educational facilities in Houston, we encourage you to research other available programs and find the one that best fits your personal goals. One thing we are sure of, you will find the right avenue to pursue your dreams in Houston.

University of Houston

The University of Houston is an award-winning University and a Carnegie Tier One Status, research facility. This is the highest rating available from the Carnegie Foundation.

Founded in 1927, University of Houston has nearly 35,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the university. Home to top athletic teams, and dedicated to the students who attended there, there are more than 400 student organizations, including fraternities and sororities.

The University of Houston offers majors and minors in more than 13 schools, and they help students reach their degree goals, seamlessly and creatively.  They also have one of the most beautiful campuses in the state of Texas.

Note: University of Houston – Downtown is worthy of a mention. This campus has a culturally and ethnically diverse student body and an equally diverse Liberal Arts Program. The school caters to the needs of the student.

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine is the only private medical school in the greater Southwest. It is very highly rated for research, science, care of patients, and a premier educational program. Baylor College of Medicine rates as one of the top 25 medical colleges in the world for research according to U.S. News and World Report. There are more than 3,000 medical students enrolled in the various medical degree programs.

Sam Houston State University

Carnegie Foundation classifies Sam Houston State University in the top 7 percent of institutions of higher education in the nation. Founded over 137 years ago, SHSU serves nearly 17,000 graduate, undergraduates, and doctoral students. This university’s rich legacy and dedication to the students’ academic success makes it a leader in Texas higher education.

South Texas College of Law

This renowned college is one of the largest private law schools in the country. The school provides the best education possible for all students, and there is a diverse student body. Their programs go above and beyond in preparing their graduates for community service and the highest legal standards. Some even compare the design of the school to the residential landscape design Denver and other cities have to offer.

Texas Southern University

One of two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the world. This university’s campus is centrally located in the heart of Houston, and home to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1947, the school prides itself on its athletics teams and offers more than 100 degree programs and 80 student organizations.

As mentioned, there are many universities, colleges, and places of higher education in the Houston area to choose from, so continue to research degree options that are right for you. Houston is home to some of the largest community colleges and trade schools in the country, with hundreds of programs available for students. Houston institutions of higher learning have been helping shape the future of the United States and even the world for many years. We expect they will continue to do so, for many more years to come.