This guide features not-for-profit higher education institutions in the area and is not meant to be comprehensive. The information highlights aspects of the institutions, such as tuition, enrollment and length of programs, where available, to give readers a broad idea of what the institutions entail.

Austin Community College

Tuition/fees: $85 per credit hour for in-district Texas residents (2016-17), $363 for out-of-district Texas residents
Fall 2015 enrollment: 41,574 credit students
Percent/number of students accepted each year: ACC has an open-door admissions policy; everyone who meets eligibility criteria is encouraged to enroll
Top intended majors: biology, business administration, computer science, engineering, general studies, general studies in science, health, nursing, premedical, psychology
Length of programs: less than one year to two years
Prerequisites: prerequisites depend upon the program but can be obtained at ACC; typically a high school diploma or equivalent is required, although high school students who meet college-readiness standards may enroll

11929 Stonehollow Drive, Austin • Twitter: @accdistrict

Baylor Executive MBA and Executive Healthcare MBA

Tuition/fees: $16,800 per semester ($84,000 total for 2016-18 executive MBA program), $17,400 per semester ($87,000 total for 2015-17 executive MBA-health care program)
2015-17 enrollment: 19 (executive MBA), 8 (executive MBA-health care)
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: none (executive MBA), experience in health care industry (executive MBA-health care)

3107 Oak Creek Drive, Ste. 240, Austin • Twitter: @bayloremba

Concordia University Texas

Tuition/fees: $29,460 (traditional undergraduate enrollment plus $10,570 room and board), $520 (per credit hour for Adult Degree Program or Adult Degree Program online), $735 (per credit hour for Master of Business Administration evening program), $625 (per credit hour for MBA 2016-17 fall and spring semesters), $560 (per credit hour for masters of education), $700 (per credit hour for doctorate of education), $430 (per credit hour for Master of Science in nursing) (2016-17)
Fall 2015 enrollment: 2,500
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 86 percent (traditional undergraduate programs)
Top intended majors: business administration, nursing, kinesiology, biology, elementary education
Length of programs: four years (undergraduate)
Prerequisites: high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; SAT score of at least 1440 composite with at least a 480 verbal score, 480 math score and 480 writing score or ACT composite score of at least 20

11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin • Twitter: @ctxadmissions

Southwestern University

Tuition/fees: $39,060 (2016-17)
2016-17 enrollment: 1,515
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: academic performance, standardized testing, writing, extracurriculars, leadership and recommendations are all considered

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

Temple College at East Williamson County Higher Education Center

Tuition/fees: $89 per credit hour (in district), $159 (out of district), $331 (out of state or foreign); tuition includes the general, use and technology fees (2016-17)
Fall 2015 enrollment: 433
Percent/number of students accepted each year: Temple College has an open-door admissions policy—all students who meet admissions requirements are accepted; some technical programs have additional requirements
Top intended majors: general studies, business, computer information systems, criminal justice, emergency medical services, nursing
Length of programs: one- and two-year certificate and degree programs are available; four-year programs are available at EWCHEC Hutto only; length of the award depends on specific program requirements
Prerequisites: Texas Success Initiative requirements must be complete unless waived or exempt

1600 Innovation Blvd., Hutto • Twitter: @templecollege

Texas A&M Health Science Center in Round Rock

Tuition/fees: $17,786 (resident), $30,886 (nonresident) annually for MD program; $290.93 (resident), $731.33 (nonresident) per credit hour for nursing program
Fall 2015 enrollment: 47 (nursing), 98 (MD)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 14.34 percent accepted and 6.06 percent enrolled (MD program in 2016), 21 percent (second-degree BSN, including Bryan and College Station campus applications 2015-16)
Most popular programs: college 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/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 bachelor’s degree by time of enrollment; 47 semester hours of prerequisite undergraduate coursework with at least a grade of C; MCAT must have been taken no earlier than five years before the expected date of enrollment (MD program); passage of 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 A&M University Central Texas

Tuition/fees: $382.29 (per credit hour, spring 2016-17 undergraduate resident), $822.90 (undergraduate nonresident), $415 (graduate resident), $831.20 (graduate nonresident)
Total Enrollment: 2,466 (fall 2015), 2,451 (spring 2016)
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 95 percent (spring 2016)
Top intended majors: management, psychology, science, criminal justice
Length of programs: hours for completion vary by degree
Prerequisites: prerequisites vary by major

1600 Innovation Blvd., Hutto • Twitter: @tamuct

Texas State Technical College in Williamson County

Tuition/fees: $93 per semester credit hour plus $46 per credit hour (academic courses for Texas residents), $115 per semester credit hour plus $46 per credit hour (technical courses for Texas residents), $137 per semester credit hour plus $46 per credit hour (welding technical courses for Texas residents), $290 per semester credit hour plus $46 per credit hour (non-Texas residents)
Spring 2016 enrollment: 192
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 100 percent
Top intended majors: welding; industrial maintenance; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; precision machining
Length of programs: 60 credit hours (associate degree), 19-45 credit hours (certificate)
Prerequisites: high school diploma or—if transferring—college transcripts, State of Texas Official Certificate of High School Equivalency or a GED; unless exempt or waived, students must take the Texas Success Initiative assessment before enrolling at TSTC; high school transcripts with STAAR, TAKS, SAT and ACT scores and/or college transcripts can be evaluated by the testing office to determine if students meet TSI requirements

1600 Innovation Blvd., Hutto • Twitter: @tstcproud

Texas State University

Tuition/fees: $258.33 (tuition per credit hour, fall 2015), $730.07 (tuition and fees per credit hour)
Fall 2015 enrollment: 38,006
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 53.59 percent (2015-16)
Top intended majors: curriculum and instruction, health and human performance, journalism and mass communication, psychology, art and design, nursing at Round Rock campus (2014-15)
Length of programs: four years
Prerequisites: minimum of SAT 1330, ACT 29

601 University Drive, San Marcos
1555 University Blvd., Round Rock • Twitter: @txst 

University of Texas at Austin

Tuition/fees: $4,813-$5,530 (in state resident per semester, fall 2016-spring 2017) $17,131-$19,635 (out of state)
Fall 2015 enrollment: 50,950
Percent/number of students accepted each year: 39 percent (2015)
Top intended majors: business, biology, electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering
Length of programs: four years
Prerequisites: online application, application fee, two essays, high school transcript (if applicable), college transcripts (if applicable), high school coursework information, SAT or ACT test scores, further prerequisites vary by department

110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin • Twitter: @utaustin

Correction: An earlier version of this post contained incorrect tuition figures for The University of Texas at Austin.