Here’s a list of Central Texas colleges and universities


Austin Community College

Tuition: $67 per credit hour plus fees for Texas residents (fall 2017)
Enrollment: 41,895 credit students (fall 2016), 39,284 credit students (spring 2017)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: ACC is an open-enrollment public institution; Anyone who has the ability to benefit from postsecondary education may enroll
Top 10 intended majors: biology, business administration, computer science, criminal justice-law enforcement, engineering, general studies-arts, general studies-science, health, premedical, psychology

Pinnacle Campus
7748 W. Hwy. 290, Austin

South Austin Campus
1820 W. Stassney Lane, Austin

As well as nine other campuses throughout Central Texas
Twitter: @accdistrict

Baylor Executive MBA and Executive Healthcare MBA

Tuition: $17,200 per semester ($86,000 total for 2017-19 executive MBA program), $17,800 per semester ($89,000 total for 2017-19 executive MBA-health care program)
Number of students accepted each year: no more than 30 students for combined executive cohorts for executive MBA and executive MBA-health care
Length of programs: 21 months for both programs
Prerequisites needed: none (executive MBA), experience in health care industry (executive MBA—health care)

107 Oak Creek Drive, Ste. 240, Austin
Twitter: @bayloremba

Concordia University Texas

Tuition: $30,600 annually for traditional undergraduate enrollment (does not include room and board), $450 per credit hour (Master of Science in nursing), $460 per credit hour (Adult Degree Program), $460 per credit hour (undergraduate online program), $525 per credit hour (master’s of education), $560 per credit hour (MBA online), $680 per credit hour (MBA evening program),$775 per credit hour (doctorate of education) (2016-17 school year)
Enrollment: 2,700 (fall 2016)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 86 percent for traditional undergraduate programs (fall 2016)
Top intended majors: business administration, nursing, kinesiology, biology, communication
Length of programs: four years (undergraduate)
Prerequisites: high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, SAT combined math and verbal score of 1020 or ACT composite score of 22

11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin • Twitter: @concordiatx

Huston-Tillotson University

Tuition: $12,262 (2016-17 tuition), $2,084 (2016-17 fees)
Enrollment: 1,012 (fall 2016)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 36.48 percent (fall 2016)
Top intended majors: business administration, kinesiology, psychology, criminal justice, education
Length of programs: varies depending upon major
Prerequisites: varies depending upon major

900 Chicon St., Austin • Twitter: @HustonTillotson

Southwestern University

Tuition: $40,560 (2017-18) per school year
Enrollment: 1,515 (2016-17)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 45 percent
Top intended majors: biology, business, communication studies, education, psychology
Length of programs: 127 credit hours minimum
Prerequisites: mid-50 percent SAT score, 1130-1350 based on new recentered SAT score, academic performance, standardized testing, writing, extracurriculars, leadership and recommendations are all considered

1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown
Twitter: @southwesternu

St. Edward’s University

Tuition: $43,300 (per 2016-17 academic year for traditional undergraduates, does not include room and board or fees)
Enrollment: about 4,600 (fall 2016)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 4,468 (fall 2016)
Top intended majors: biology, psychology, business administration
Length of programs: varies per degree
Prerequisites: SAT score higher than 500 on each section, ACT score higher than 21; average score for the SAT is 1111, ACT composite average is 24.8

3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin
Twitter: @stedwardsu

Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock

Tuition/fees per credit hours: $17,786 (resident), $30,886 (non-resident) annually for MD program; $290.93 (resident), $731.33 (non-resident) per credit hour for nursing program (2016-17)
Enrollment: Fall 2016: 18 (nursing), 129 (MD); Spring 2017: 41 (nursing), 123 (MD)
Percent of students accepted and enrolled each year: 14.34% accepted and 6.06% enrolled (MD program 2016), 21 percent (second-degree BSN, including Bryan and College Station campus applications 2015-16)
Most popular programs: 1College of Medicine MD program, College of Nursing second-degree BSN program
Length of programs: four years (MD program), 15 months (second-degree BSN program)
Prerequisites needed/admission criteria considered: at least 90 semester credit hours or equivalent quarter hours at an accredited college or university in the U.S.; preferably a baccalaureate degree by time of enrollment; 47 semester hours of prerequisite undergraduate coursework with at least a grade of “C”  and MCAT must have been taken no earlier than five years before the expected date of enrollment (MD program); passage HESI Admissions Assessment Exam, Nursing CAS Application and completed core curricula with a minimum grade of C (second-degree BSN program).

3950 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Ste. S211A, Round Rock
Twitter: @tamhsc

Texas State University

Tuition: $258.33 (tuition), $730.07 (tuition and fees per credit hour, fall 2016)
Enrollment: 38,808 (spring 2017)
Percent of freshman accepted: 51 percent (summer and fall 2016)
Top intended majors: nursing, health and human performance, biology, journalism and mass communication, curriculum and instruction (2016)
Time required to complete degrees/certificates: four years
Prerequisites needed: SAT reading: 513, SAT math: 515, ACT composite test average: 23

601 University Drive, San Marcos

1555 University Blvd., Round Rock
Twitter: @txst

University of St. Augustine For Health Sciences

Tuition: varies by program
Enrollment: 589 (spring 2017)
Percent of students accepted each year:
300 (spring 2017)
Top intended majors: physical therapy, occupational therapy, education, health science, nursing, athletic training
Length of programs: varies
Prerequisites: minimum GRE score of 294 (new version), Verbal and Quantitative and Writing Analysis score of 3.5; prerequisite course requirements vary by program

5401 La Crosse Ave., Austin • Twitter: @uofstaug

University of Texas at Austin

Tuition: $1,448-$1,663 (in state) $5,144-$5,895 (out of state per credit hour, fall 2016)
Enrollment: 51,331 (fall 2016)
Percent of students accepted each year: 40 percent (fall 2016)
Top intended majors: economics, biology, electrical engineering, business, mechanical engineering
Length of programs: four years
Prerequisites needed: online application, application fee, two essays, high school transcript (if applicable), college transcript (if applicable), high school coursework information, SAT or ACT test scores; further prerequisites vary by department

110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin • Twitter: @utaustin

This guide represents a selection of not-for-profit institutions in the area. It is not meant to be comprehensive. Listed tuitions are for one semester and calculated for 15 credit hours unless noted otherwise. Tuition totals do not include fees unless noted otherwise. All transfer rates are to four-year universities, and graduation rates are for a six-year period.

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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