Higher Education Focus

Southeast Texas colleges and universities

Every year, as a part of its Higher Education Focus, Community Impact Newspaper compiles a list of information on the major higher education campuses in the southeast Texas region. The list includes both community colleges and four-year institutions and provides graduation rates along with transfer rates when applicable. Tuition rates provide the cost for one academic year of enrollment. Housing costs are included as well for the campuses that offer it.

Art Institute of Houston–North

10740 N. Gessner Drive, Ste. 190, Houston

281-671-3381 www.artinstitutes.edu/houston-north

Tuition: $17,568–$23,424

Enrollment: 390

Students with financial aid: 92 percent

Degrees offered: Certificate, associate, bachelor's

Most popular majors: Media arts and animation

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 37 percent (all campuses)

Baylor College of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza, Houston

713-798-4951 www.bcm.edu

Tuition: $6,550 (in-state), $19,650 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 1,525

Students with financial aid: 74 percent (based on 2012)

Degrees offered: Master's, doctorate

Most popular majors: Medical programs

Test averages: 11.5 MCAT

Graduation rate: 99 percent

College of Biblical Studies-Houston

7000 Regency Square Blvd., Houston

713-785-5995 www.cbshouston.edu

Tuition: $9,396

Enrollment: 492

Students with financial aid: 67 percent

Degrees offered: Certificates, associates, bachelor's

Most popular majors: Theology

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 57 percent

Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Road, Houston

281-649-3000 www.hbu.edu

Tuition: $26,280 per year

Enrollment: 2,589

Students with financial aid: 99 percent

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, associate, master's

Most popular majors: Biology/biological sciences

Test averages: 480-590 SAT Critical Reading, 500-610 SAT Math, 470-580 SAT Writing

Graduation rate: 44.4 percent (six year)

Houston Community College Northwest

1550 Foxlake Drive, Houston

713-718-5757 northwest.hccs.edu

Tuition: $1,014 (in-district), $2,094 (out-of-district), $2,341.50 (out-of-state)

Enrollment: 49,122 (all 16 campuses)

Students with financial aid: 36.7 percent receive Pell Grants (all 16 campuses)

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Biology, business technology (all campuses)

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 34.4 percent (six year, all 16 campuses)

Transfer rate: 28.5 percent (all 16 campuses)

Lone Star College–Cy Fair

9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress

281-290-3200 www.lonestar.edu/cyfair

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 17,606

Students with financial aid: 62 percent of financial need met across all seven campuses

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, health professions, business

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 19.1 percent (two year)

Transfer rate: 29.8 percent

Lone Star College–Montgomery

3200 College Park Drive, Conroe

936-273-7000 www.lonestar.edu/montgomery

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 11,712

Students with financial aid: 62 percent of financial need met (all seven campuses)

Degrees offered: Certificates, associates

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, health professions, business

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 16.4 percent (two year)

Transfer rate: 26.6 percent

Lone Star College–Tomball

30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball

281-351-3300 www.lonestar.edu/tomball

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 8,287

Students with financial aid: 62 percent of financial need met across all seven campuses

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, health professions, business

Test averages: Open enrollment

Graduation rate: 12.8 percent (two year)

Transfer rate: 28.4 percent

Lone Star College–University Park

20515 Hwy. 249, Houston

281-290-2600 www.lonestar.edu/universitypark

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 6,205

Students with financial aid: 62 percent of financial need met across all seven campuses

Degrees offered: Certificates, associate

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, business

Test averages: Open enrollment

University Center degree programs: University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston-Downtown

Lone Star College–University Center

832-813-6500 www.lonestar.edu/university-center

Tuition: $1,296

Enrollment: 11,712 (Montgomery), 5,125 (University Park)

Students with financial aid: 62 percent (all seven campuses)

Degrees: Certificates, bachelor's, master's

Most popular majors: Liberal arts, health professions, business

Test Averages: Open enrollment

New Programs: Criminal justice master's degree (at LSC–Montgomery via SHSU), family & consumer science bachelor's degree (at LSC–Montgomery via SHSU)

Prairie View Texas A&M

FM 1098 and University Drive, Prairie View

936-261-3311 www.pvamu.edu

Tuition: $6,900

Enrollment: 8,336

Students with financial aid: 65 percent (loans/jobs), 35 percent (scholarships/grants)

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, master's, doctorate

Most popular majors: Health professions and related programs

Test averages: SAT Math 390-480; SAT Reading 370-450; ACT Math 16-20, ACT English 13-19

Graduation rate: 11.6 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 59 percent

On-campus housing: $7,431 per year

Rice University

6100 Main St., Houston

713-348-0000 www.rice.edu

Tuition: $38,260 per year

Enrollment: 6,082

Students with financial aid: 89 percent (scholarships/grants), 11 percent (loans/jobs)

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, master's, doctorate-research, doctorate-professional

Most popular majors: Engineering, social sciences, biology

Test averages: SAT Math 700-780; SAT Reading 660-750; ACT Math 30-34; ACT English 30-34

Graduation rate: 93 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 6 percent

New programs: Ph. D. programs in systems, synthetic and physical biology

On-campus housing: $8,800 per year

Sam Houston State University-Woodlands Campus

3380 College Park Drive, The Woodlands

936-202-5000 www.shsu.edu/woodlands

Tuition: $7,554

Enrollment: 1,941

Students with financial aid: 68 percent

Degrees offered: Certificates, bachelor's, master's, doctorate-research

Most popular majors: Accounting, banking, general business administration

Test averages: SAT Math 460-560; SAT Reading 440-540; ACT Math 18-24; ACT English 17-23

Graduation rate: 31.3 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 62.5 percent

New programs: BA mass communication and public relations

On-campus housing: $8,800 per year

Sam Houston State University

1806 Ave. J, Huntsville

936-294-1111 www.shsu.edu

Tuition: $8,120

Enrollment: 18,461

Students with financial aid: 80 percent (full-time beginning undergraduate students)

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, master's, doctorate-research

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 460-560; SAT Reading 440-540; ACT Math 18-24; ACT English 17-23

Graduation rate: 31.3 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 62.5 percent

New programs: Victim service management-MS

On-campus housing: $8,324 per year

University of Houston–Downtown

One Main St., Houston

713-221-8000 www.uhd.edu

Tuition: $5,022

Enrollment: 12,918

Students with financial aid: 88 percent

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, master's

Most popular majors: Business, law enforcement, liberal arts, psychology

Test averages: SAT Reading 370-470; SAT Mat 410-500; SAT Writing 370-460

Graduation rate: 15 percent

Transfer rate: 69 percent

New programs: Bachelor of science in geoscience, master's in nonprofit management

Texas A&M University

College Station

979-845-5851 www.tamu.edu

Tuition: $8,480

Enrollment: 50,227

Students with financial aid: 71 percent

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, master's doctorate-research, doctorate-professional

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 570-670, SAT Reading 530-650, ACT Math 24-29, ACT English 23-30

Graduation rate: 52.4 percent (four year)

Transfer rate: 78 percent

On-campus housing: $8,400

Texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St., Houston

713-313-7011 www.tsu.edu

Tuition: $7,646 in-state, $16,946 out of state

Enrollment: 9,646

Students with financial aid: 96 percent (full-time beginning undergraduate students)

Degrees offered: Certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 380-470; SAT Reading 370-450; ACT Math 15-18; ACT English 13-18

Graduation rate: 14.1 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 15.2 percent

On-campus housing: $466 (dorms per month)–$780 (campus apartments per month)

University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Road, Houston

713-743-2255 www.uh.edu

Tuition: $9,311

Enrollment: 40,747

Students with financial aid: 76 percent

Degrees offered: Bachelor's, master's, doctorate

Most popular majors: Business, management, marketing

Test averages: SAT Math 520-630; SAT Reading 480-590; ACT Math 22-27; ACT English 20-26

Graduation rate: 53.6 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 35.1 percent

New programs: Two new dual-degree programs to earn a bachelor's degree from UH and a Doctor of Medicine from University of Texas partner branches in seven years instead of the usual eight required for becoming a doctor.

On-campus housing: $2,186–$5,710 (dorms per semester), $540–$1,060 (campus apartments per month)

University of St. Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston

713-522-7911 www.stthom.edu

Tuition: $14,120 per 15 semester hours

Enrollment: 3,711

Students with financial aid: 92 percent of first-time freshmen receive scholarships or financial aid

Degrees: Diploma, bachelor's, master's, doctorate

Most popular majors: International studies, business administration, accounting

Test averages: SAT Reading and Math average 1133 Graduation rate: 48 percent (six year)

Transfer rate: 40 percent of the entering class for academic year 2012-13 are first-time transfer students

New programs: Majors in computer science, applied mathematics and economics

On-campus housing: $2,500 (double room per semester)–$3,825 (single room per semester)



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