As the Hays County area continues to grow in population, opportunities for higher education are growing in the region.

The following are some data points in higher education in and around San Marcos, Buda and Kyle.

On average, area institutes of higher learning only saw slight dips in enrollment between 2020 and 2021. The largest drop was in the Austin Community College system.

Engineering dominates enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin, while business management and marketing top Texas State University’s enrollment.

Educational attainment breaks down in a similar matter across Hays County, with the notable exception that Buda has nearly double the percentage of the population that holds a bachelor’s degree.